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Paul is Comparitech’s editor and a regular commentator on cyber security and privacy topics in national and international media including New York Times, BBC, The Guardian and many others. Paul has an in-depth knowledge of VPNs, having been an early adopter while looking to access the open internet during this time in China.
He previously worked in Beijing as an editor for Tech in Asia, and has been writing and reporting on technology for the last decade. He has also volunteered as a teacher for older adults learning basic tech literacy and cyber awareness.
Bob heads up Comparitech’s security team of four cyber security researchers. Bob specializes in database security, data privacy, data protection, GDPR and security risks. As part of our research Bob has worked with government agencies and law enforcement to secure exposed data.
Brian is a security specialist and spokesperson at Comparitech who helps lead our work to spread the word about good cyber security practices. He has extensive experience in cyber security, including time working in law enforcement at the UK’s National Cyber Crime Unit.
Brian’s past roles include that of project manager for the government funded Cyber Challenge UK, an initiative to make the cyber security industry more inclusive, diverse and accessible. Additionally, Brian held the position of project manager for The Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry, a partnership of four UK universities which collaborates to help small businesses become more cyber secure.
Brian has advised the All Party Parliamentary Group on Digital Crime and sat on the boards of the UK Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and the Women’s Security Society.
Bec leads our three-person data research team, bringing our audience fascinating studies on a range of privacy, security and streaming topics.
Bec and her team have answered dozens of topical questions such as:
- How many CCTV cameras are there in the World?
- Which country pays the most for Netflix?
- How much does ransomware cost the US Government?
Bec’s commentary has been featured in national press including South China Morning Post.
Access to Bec’s research has been requested by Government departments and NGOs worldwide including the UN, the European Union Commission’s Communications Directorate, and UNESCO.
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