Struggles over the control of information, personal freedoms and even national security are moving online. Today, we’re witnessing the rise of cyberattacks by governments, keyboard warriors and digital guns-for-hire on everything from global conglomerates, foreign government agencies and national infrastructure systems through to individual political figures and activists, NGOs and media outlets.
Since 2014, I have written extensively on issues of cybersecurity and the implications of cybercrime on politics, business and civil society, as well as on online censorship and how to bypass it. That includes stints as editor of The Global Treasurer and deputy editor of Treasury Insider, as well as freelance features in Foreign Policy and Naga News.
More recently I have been commissioned to write expert analyses and guides to cybersecurity and internet censorship for outlets in the US and the UK.
See below for examples.
Chinese government-backed cyberattacks on Cambodian politicians, dissidents and NGOs in run-up to sham election.
The impact of and reactions to the Thai junta’s Computer-Related Crime Act
Expert Commentary / Analysis/ Guides:
The Cambridge Analytica Scandal Explained – and What That Means for Facebook Users (Secure Thoughts)
Deep-dive into the murky election meddling of Cambridge Analytica and the privacy breaches at Facebook that allowed it to happen.
The truth and ethics behind data tracking and targeted ads.
Guide to the most compelling new developments shaping the industry.
Online privacy laws, censorship and net neutrality.
Guide to blockchain technology and how it’s deployed for better security and transparency.
Why data breaches and hacks are so difficult to detect
In-depth guide to how data encryption works and how to apply it
Legal and illegal uses of VPNs; how they relate to censorship and access to information
Tech-heavy guide to WPA2 security, WiFi router weaknesses and AV software.
Consumer guide to AV packages.
Legal rights and restrictions of organisations and individuals running background checks in the US
Including how to use these tiny computers to create a dedicated, portable VPN-protected router for home or travel.
The Team that Wants to Give You Back Your Data – and Why That’s Great News for Fintech (The Global Treasurer)