The Daily Swig - Keeping you up to date with the latest cybersecurity news from around the world.

Brought to you by PortSwigger Web Security, we cover the latest cyber-attacks and data breaches; security vulnerabilities and exploits; cybersecurity policy and legislation; and other industry news and events.

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Meet the team

James Walker, Editor


James is an editor and journalist with more than a decade of experience writing for print and digital publications, covering everything from travel to technology. When it comes to infosec, he is particularly interested in writing about developments in security education and the open source software community.

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.

Adam Bannister, Journalist


In recent years Adam has written news, features, and white papers on intrusion detection, video surveillance, and physical-access control, with cybersecurity increasingly to the fore. The history graduate also covered entrepreneurship and, more recently, fire safety before joining The Daily Swig.

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.

Charlie Osborne, Journalist


Charlie is a journalist who has written about business tech, innovation, and cybersecurity since 2011 for CBS Interactive, Informa, and Mastercard. Often found wandering London and Kent with a camera, she has a particular fondness for financial security issues and vulnerabilities, and occasionally tries her hand at a bug bounty or two.

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.

Ben Dickson, Technical writer


Ben is a software engineer and tech analyst. He runs the blog TechTalks and contributes to several tech publications.

Stephen Pritchard, Features writer


As a writer and broadcaster, Stephen has contributed to the Financial Times, the BBC, The Independent, The Times, The Guardian, and The Telegraph. He has also written for Information Age, CNBC Magazine, Computer Weekly, and a range of trade and professional titles. Stephen now specializes in writing about security and information technology, as well as producing and presenting videos and podcasts in the field.

David Oberly, Features writer


David J. Oberly is an attorney at US law firm Blank Rome LLP, and is a member of the firm's Cybersecurity & Data Privacy and Privacy Class Action Defense groups. David's practice encompasses counseling and advising clients on a wide range of cybersecurity, data privacy, and biometric privacy matters. He can be reached at doberly@blankrome.com.