Ian is a computing graduate from the University of the Highlands and Islands. He covers streaming, VPN, and security topics for Comparitech but has an interest in all aspects of technology, and especially machine learning. Ian has previously been featured in other tech and security publications including the RSA Conference blog.
Paul Bischoff is the editor of Comparitech and a consumer privacy expert. He's been writing about the tech industry since 2012 for publications like Tech in Asia, Mashable, and various startup blogs. He's also been cited as an expert by the New York Times, BBC, The Guardian, Engadget, Wired, Gizmodo, Forbes, and many more. At Comparitech, he covers topics like cybersecurity, digital privacy, VPNs, encryption, net neutrality, censorship, and identity theft. You can find him on Twitter at @pabischoff.
Mark is a freelance writer and editor, specialising in financial privacy. Upon earning his bachelor’s degree in English and Journalism, he relocated from wet and windy England to sunny Spain. Most of his time is spent reading up on cryptocurrency and complaining about the lack of rain
Stephen Cooper has taken a close interest in online security since his thesis on internet encryption in the early 90s. He believes that technology should serve the needs of people and so writing about protection from snoopers and hackers is his ideal niche. After working as an IT consultant across Europe and the USA, he has become adept at explaining complicated technology in everyday terms. He is a people person with an interest in technology.
Since 2017 Tim has been a full-time tech copywriter. Tim writes extensively on net admin topics helping businesses and entrepreneurs to keep their data protected.
Aimee is a tech and cybersecurity editor with a focus on consumer privacy and security. She has written for a number of security and tech publications including Security Today and IoT for All. At Comparitech, Aimee covers a range of topics, including digital privacy, online security, VPNs, security software, and cybersecurity education and careers. She is dedicated to providing thorough yet easily digestible information that resonates with fellow lovers of everything digital.
Osman has been covering tech and related subjects since 2013 and was previously an editor at Tech in Asia. He wholeheartedly believes that the internet should be used for social good and to break down barriers to information. The ongoing witch hunt against net neutrality, he feels, is a recipe for disaster.
Samuel Cook is a freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including internet privacy, security, data journalism, and digital content streaming. He can often be neck-deep in data visualizations.
Tom Blackstone is a former salesperson turned tech writer. Before 2014, he sold home theater systems, televisions, computers, video games, and many other tech products. Since 2014, he has been a full-time writer. During this time, his work included three Ebooks about the Chromecast and Evernote. He has always enjoyed trying out new devices, learning how to use them, and using this knowledge to help others find enjoyment in them.
Jon is a senior Linux systems administrator currently working in the Internet security field. Most of his time is spent reviewing security related issues and developing ways to mitigate damage or prevent them from happening in the first place. He has articles published in Linux Journal and Linux Magazines and was previously the Tech Channel editor for b5 Media.
Josh Lake is a writer who focuses on the intersections between technology, privacy and security. His work helps companies and individuals get the most out of technological developments, without having to sacrifice their civil liberties or open themselves up to the ever-increasing threats of cybercrime.
William has been fiddling with tech for as long as he remembers. This naturally transitioned into helping friends with their tech problems and then into tech blogging.
Lee Munson is Comparitech's Security Researcher. Lee is a regular contributor to the Sophos’ Naked Security blog and Social Media Manager for Brian Honan’s BH Consulting. He is also the proud winner of the Best UK Security Blog and Best European Security Blog at the 2015 European Security Blogger Awards.
Amakiri is a UK-trained technology consultant and cybersecurity evangelist, working at the intersection of security, technology, and people. He has a master’s degree in network systems with over 10 years’ experience in managing IT services and infrastructure. He’s been writing about cybersecurity since 2013.
Liku Zelleke is a technology blogger who has over two decades’ experience in the IT industry. He hasn’t looked back since the day, years ago, when he discovered he could combine that experience with his other passion: writing. Today, he writes on topics related to network configuration, optimization, and security.
Aaron Phillips is a technical writer from the Boston metro area. He likes Apple phones, Android tablets, Raspberry Pi, streaming media, and smooth transitions from third to first person.
Dave Albaugh is a freelance Information Infrastructure Master Technician who consults on computer & network security for small businesses, SOHOs & entrepreneurs. He has documented loads of "knowledge nuggets" for different clients on topics such as security, understanding the technology behind the internet, and the infrastructure behind a computer network, all written in non-techie English. When he's not putting out client's fires, Dave is a roadie for his wife's Taiko group and a non-biker motorcycle enthusiast
Strategic technical support professional with seven years of experience in the information technology space. Combines deep industry knowledge with experience providing top of the line technical support.
Marc is a technology journalist with over 15 years experience. He specializes in content related to emerging technologies, cybersecurity, big data, privacy, artificial intelligence, and the politics of technology. He has worked for some of the largest tech companies, such as Deluxe Digital, Sony and Autodesk. During his time at Autodesk, he gave a series of talks on digital security and privacy, designed to give people the means to secure various aspects of their digital lives. Marc is passionate about online privacy and digital freedom.
Victoria McIntosh is an Information and Privacy professional residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She holds a Masters in Library and Information Science, and is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as an Information Privacy Technologist. Regularly contributing to the technology community through blogging and providing conference talks, she feels privacy is an important freedom in the digital world, and works best with a fresh cup of coffee in her hands.
Sam Woolfe is a freelance writer and journalist with more than 8 years' experience writing about privacy issues. He is particularly interested in cybersecurity, online privacy, technology ethics, and the issue of mass surveillance.
Richard Patterson is the Founder of Comparitech and has spent the last 13 years building online businesses in the US and UK which empower consumers looking to purchase tech products and services.
Penny Hoelscher has a degree in journalism and a background in legacy programming. But, with an aversion to danger and conflict, she now combines interests in writing and IT safely from behind her computer screen.
John Kimball is a software engineer and writer who's developed safety-critical software for aircraft, software engineering tools with scripting languages, and security software for small devices. He has an interest in information security, web development, activist technology, and system/network administration.
Chris Stobing is an internet security writer and blogger, born and raised in the heart of Silicon Valley. Surrounded by tech and everything that makes it tick from birth, he's had an interest in internet privacy and networking technology for years, and has come to Comparitech to contribute his knowledge on both.
David Gilbert has worked as a journalist for the last decade, and for the last seven years has focused on technology, including cybersecurity, privacy and cryptocurrencies. Most recently he worked as European technology editor at the International Business Times, specialising in covering the global smartphone industry and the dangerous world of cybercrime. Prior to this David worked as the Technology Editor for the UK edition of IBTimes for over three-and-a-half years, winning the prestigious Digital Writer of the Year award at the Online Media Awards in 2013. Previously, he worked as news editor at Trusted Reviews for two years after moving to London from Ireland where he worked for national and regional newspapers for three years.
Ben's sysadmin knowledge includes but is not limited to: Windows Server, including IntelliMirror; Windows Domain; DNS; RAID; Network connectivity, and most other admin-related tasks.
David is a CompTIA Network+ certified technical writer. He has over 5 years of experience in technical roles including support, sysadmin, sysadmin team lead, and director positions.
David Balaban is a computer security researcher with over 15 years of experience in malware analysis and antivirus software evaluation. David provides expert opinion on contemporary information security matters, including social engineering, penetration testing, threat intelligence, online privacy and white hat hacking.
Steve Adams is a professional writer with 15 years experience working with some of the world’s leading technology companies including Hewlett Packard, Ericsson and AutoDesk. He has a passion for taking complex tech, privacy and security topics and making them accessible and easy for anyone to understand.
Stuart is addicted to all things Information Security with a mission to bring quality, pragmatic cyber security knowledge to general IT users, small and startup companies.
Helping people make better decisions for their online security and privacy through educational content that changes perspectives and habits.
Al is a writer of both code and words. He specializes in new, interactive forms of technology and always has the perfect emoji for any situation. When he's not furiously typing away, you can find him with his nose in a book or soaking up some sun outdoors, usually with a cat in tow.
Gillian Jones spent 10 years with the NHS with 5 of them spent working in Information Governance, with responsibility for ensuring compliance throughout the organization for Freedom of Information, Data Protection and Environmental Information Regulations, as well as privacy, confidentiality and information security via auditing, advice and guidance and organization wide training. She holds an ISEB in Data Protection as well as a degrees both in history and creative practice and now works as a freelance writer with a passion for information security and IT
Ben Stockton is a freelance technology writer and former UK college lecturer. He's been writing how-to guides and reviews on various topics since 2018, with a special interest in helping users master using Windows, Linux, and Android devices. He's previously written for sites including How-To Geek and MakeUseOf among others.
Jonathan is a freelance tech writer living in Dublin, Ireland, regularly covering areas around security and privacy, from hack attacks to the latest security software.
Gabe Tang is a cybersecurity graduate and IT professional. He’s enthusiastic about computers, video games, esports, and new technology. His work background consists mostly of IT jobs. Now as a freelance writer, he uses that experience to describe and explain technology to readers.