Graham Cluley, public speaker, podcaster, and independent cybersecurity analyst

Graham Cluley
I’ve been working in the computer security industry since the early 1990s, when I worked as a programmer, writing the first ever version of Dr Solomon’s Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows.

Subsequently I was employed in senior roles by Sophos (where I helped found the Naked Security blog) and McAfee. In 2011, I was honoured to be inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame.

Since 2013 I’ve been having fun working for myself. As well as being an independent blogger, podcaster, and talking to the media about cybersecurity issues, you can also hire me to speak at your company’s events or conferences.

Graham Cluley, cybersecurity keynote speaker

I have given talks around the world for NATO, Microsoft Future Decoded, RSA, Infosec, Web Summit, Digital Transformation EXPO, Oxford University, Cambridge University, EICAR, AVAR, ICSA, ISSA, NISC, Virus Bulletin, Ja.net, Campus Party, amongst many others. Here’s a longer list of recent events at which I have spoken.

My claim to fame is that I am the originator of the phrase “the cloud is just someone else’s computer”, but I haven’t managed to make any money out of it.

Here’s how to contact me.

Media appearances

I’ve made thousands of international media appearances on TV, radio and print, including NPR, BBC, Sky News, Fox, CNN, Mashable, and TechCrunch, as well as written columns on computer security for publications such as The Telegraph, IT Week, Computer Weekly, VNUNet and the BBC College of Journalism.

Media coverage


Check out some of the awards that I have been lucky enough to win.


And here are some nice things people have said about me.


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If you think you’ve stumbled across a new piece of malware, a dodgy scam, or just want to say hi, it would be great to hear from you.

Note to PR people: Please do not use this form to send me your press release. It’s a waste of your time and mine. PR agencies should email me instead.

Okay, provided you’re not someone trying to send me their press release – here’s the form.

I can’t promise to respond in person to every tip I receive because of the sheer volume, but I do read them all and write about as many as I can.

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