SLG, public speaker and independent cybersecurity analyst
I’ve been working in the computer security industry since the early 1990s, when I worked as a programmer, writing the first ever version of Dr Solomon’s Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows.
Subsequently I was employed in senior roles by Sophos (where I founded the Naked Security blog) and McAfee. In 2011, I was honoured to be inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame.
Since 2013 I’ve been having fun working for myself. As well as being an independent blogger, podcaster, and talking to the media about computer security issues, you can also hire me to speak at your company’s events or conferences.
I have given talks around the world at events such as Microsoft Future Decoded, RSA, Infosec, Web Summit, IP EXPO, EICAR, AVAR, ICSA, ISSA, Virus Bulletin, Ja.net, Campus Party and the European Internet Security Forum. Here’s a longer list of recent events at which I have spoken.
My claim to fame is that I am the originator of the phrase “the cloud is just someone else’s computer”, but I haven’t managed to make any money out of it.
Here’s how to contact me.
I’ve made thousands of international media appearances on TV, radio and print, including NPR, BBC, Sky, Fox, CNN, Mashable, and TechCrunch, as well as written columns on computer security for publications such as The Telegraph, IT Week, Computer Weekly, VNUNet and the BBC College of Journalism.
Check out some of the awards that I have been lucky enough to win.
And here are some nice things people have said about me.
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If you think you’ve stumbled across a new piece of malware, a dodgy scam, or just want to say hi, it would be great to hear from you.
I can’t promise to respond in person to every tip I receive because of the sheer volume, but I do read them all and write about as many as I can.
I’m sorry but I cannot respond to individual requests for troubleshooting or tech support. I also won’t tell you how to hack your partner’s Facebook account because you suspect they’re cheating on you. Sorry.
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