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Writing

COVID-19 alters focus of cyberespionage

This was a piece published on 11 June 2020 that I wrote on COVID-19 and cyberespionage. Copyright belongs to Oxford Analytica and the link to the live piece is available here. The rapid spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic has altered the strategic goals and intensity of cyberespionage. Calls by the UN and civil society […]

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Research

Starting at Durham…

It’s always odd starting a new job, but I think this is going to be strange doing this remotely. I’ve bought myself a new notebook, pen, and hopefully little things like this will make the difference to provide a break between the monotonous environment of the home office. I’m really looking forward to getting involved […]

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Research

Zoom Obscura; a new collaborative research project

For more information see ZOOM OBSCURA – EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CALL I’m very excited to announce that I am part of a brand new project on the politics and ethics of video-calling, which was brought into fruition by the hard work of Pip Thornton at the University of Edinburgh’s Creative Informatics. This develops on work […]

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Future of UK Cyber Security Research

Over the Christmas period and New Year of 2020 (what a different world back then!) I spent (at least) two months pulling together data on research spending in ‘cyber security’ across France, Germany, Israel, Singapore, the USA and the UK. This was done with another then research associate in the Bristol Cyber Security Group, Brit […]

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blog

Digital Decisions (DIGIDec): Artificial Intelligence and the Automation of Cybersecurity, a new research fellowship.

It is a rather odd time to be announcing that I have secured a new research fellowship when I know many exceptional colleagues who are currently struggling to find employment in higher education. This is something that has been weighing on my mind, and often shows the bizarre (and still discriminatory) system that is present […]

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Algorithms Don’t Make Decisions!

Link to blog here: https://www.digitalsocieties.co.uk/blog/algorithms-dont-make-desicions I’ve written a short(ish) blog for the Digital Societies research at the University of Bristol. This is my first attempt to publicly discuss some of my thoughts on the discussion of algorithms and decision in writing. I have done talks on this before, but this was first time to commit […]

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Co-operative Cloud

A couple of years ago, I was asked to write about co-operative visions of technology. This never led to a publication due to a variety of different reasons. However, I did write a fairly decent draft of a short, ‘popular’ contribution on cloud platforms. I still think this is valid, but I’m not going to […]

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blog

Post-PhD, Reflecting 6 months on

The Coronavirus / Covid-19 pandemic has given me some time to reflect on how I have ‘performed’, how ‘successful’ and ‘productive’ I have been in the time since I had a fully complete thesis and I have passed the viva (it is actually 7 months since I completed the viva). Below are some reflections on […]

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Cyber Security Geography

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography – Cyber Security Entry

Nat O’Grady asked me a while ago to contribute to a new section in the recently released ‘International Encyclopedia of Human Geography 2e [2nd Edition]’ on ‘Cyber Security’. This was an interesting challenge, as there is relatively little written in human geography on cybersecurity – perhaps due to its connection with ‘cyberspace’. Indeed, when writing […]

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events

Seminar – TORCH Oxford – 27 November – A Computational Reckoning: Calculating the Anthropocene

This will be happening in Trinity College’s Sutro Room, 27 November 2-3pm I’ve got another talk coming up in addition to a talk at King’s College London (7 November) but this time in a seminar session at the research network ‘Life Itself in Theory and Practice‘ which is now in its second year. I had […]