Welcome to my personal site, which includes links to other work I do, some blogging on current projects and thinking, and a repository for my research outputs.
If you want to find out more about my current research – and call for participation – please find more information here.
I am an Addison Wheeler Research Fellow in the Department of Geography at Durham University in the UK, where I research the impact of the changing forms of decision on cyber security as part of three-year fellowship, ‘Digital Decisions’ (2020 – 2023). This incorporates prior work on malicious software from my doctorate, which explored how computational agency shapes how security is practiced in malware analysis and detection laboratories, to new material on offensive cyber operations, and how machine learning and AI are transforming cyber security and other areas of computationally-mediated security. In addition to this work, I have a wide and intersectional interest across the social sciences and beyond. This includes being a Co-I on the creative arts project, Zoom Obscura, working with colleagues developing themes on post-colonialism, as well as work forthcoming in computer science.
Beyond Durham, I am Co-Lead of the Offensive Cyber Working Group, Assistant Editor at the journal Big Data & Society, on the editorial board of the journal Digital Geography and Society, and a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs at the University of Oxford.
Previously, I have been a Research Associate of the Cyber Security Group at the University of Bristol (2019 – 2020), on the project Software Developers’ Everyday Practices: Exploring How Security ‘Works’ (which was unfortunately hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic). Between January and June 2019, I was also a visiting fellow at the German Dynamics of Security collaborative research centre, and I completed my DPhil (PhD) in Cyber Security at the University of Oxford in October 2019.
You can find me on Twitter @DrAndrewDwyer or contact me via my Durham email at andrew[.]dwyer[at]durham[dot]ac[dot]uk.