I am a three-decade veteran journalist, specialising in security and privacy matters, as well as the broader technology landscape. I’m a Senior Contributor at Forbes.com, covering the security beat. I also co-founded the Straight Talking Cyber video series alongside Kate O’Flaherty and Zak Doffman. Since the very first issue of PC Pro magazine published in 1994, I have been a Contributing Editor.
Across four decades now, I have also authored more than 20 published technology books and my work has appeared in The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Observer, The Register, Infosecurity Magazine, SC Magazine, IT Pro and too many others to list here.
I am humbled to have picked up some awards from my peers across those decades, including the Security Serious ‘Cyber Writer of the Year’ title in 2020. As well as being the only three-time winner of the BT Security Journalist of the Year award (2006, 2008, 2010) I was also named BT Technology Journalist of the Year in 1996 for a forward-looking feature in PC Pro Magazine called ‘Threats to the Internet.’ In 2011 I was honoured with the Enigma Award for a lifetime contribution to IT security journalism, which thankfully didn’t end my ongoing contributions or my life for that matter.