The Daily Swig is a comprehensive news platform for the global web security space.

Brought to you by PortSwigger Web Security, we cover the latest hacks and data breaches; web application vulnerabilities and exploits; new security technologies and solutions; cybersecurity policy and legislation; and other news and events relevant to web security.

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Meet the team

James Walker, Editor


James is an editor and journalist with more than 10 years of experience writing for print and digital publications, covering everything from travel to technology. He is particularly interested in the intersection of tech and security, along with the business side of infosec. Outside of the industry, James is most likely to be found trawling through obscure subreddits or getting lost on country hikes.

Jessica Haworth


Jessica has reported for national print, online and magazine publications based in the UK and Europe. Aside from writing about security, she is obsessed with music and can usually be found at a gig, updating her Spotify playlists or arguing how The Clash were a greater British rock band than The Beatles.

Catherine Chapman


Catherine is a journalist who has reported on surveillance and privacy issues since 2013, having become a bit of a wonk for policy on digital rights and data education. She believes cybersecurity is best told through culture, and can be found in the art gallery or off living her own John le Carré novel.

John Leyden


John Leyden has written about networking and security for more than 20 years. Prior to the advent of the interwebs he worked as a crime reporter at a local newspaper in Manchester. John holds a degree in electronic engineering from City University, London.

Dave Lewis


Dave Lewis has two decades of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT operations and management. Currently, Dave is the global advisory CISO for Duo Security. He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest and co-host of the Liquidmatrix podcast. Lewis also writes a column for CSO Online and Forbes.

Emma Woollacott


Emma Woollacott writes about business, technology and digital rights for titles including the BBC, Forbes and Private Eye. She lives in Oxford, but escapes to Sri Lanka whenever she can.