The Daily Swig: Keeping you up to speed with the latest web security news from around the world.

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

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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, Journalist


Jessica is a former national newspaper journalist with worldwide reporting experience. She is interested in writing about cool new exploits and talking about the ethical side of hacking.

Catherine Chapman, Journalist


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, Journalist


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, Columnist


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, Features writer


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.