Editorially independent, Assured Intelligence is powered by an unwavering desire to make cybersecurity intelligence not just accessible but enjoyable for CEOs, NEDs and senior execs.
Assured Intelligence has been founded and adoringly created by longstanding cybersecurity journalist and editor, Eleanor Dallaway, who is as passionate about telling people’s stories as she is about bridging the gap between business and cybersecurity and making organisations and people safer and more resilient.
With a team of journalists that would make any publisher green-eyed, Assured Intelligence has a non-techie, minimal-acronym, maximum-value promise.
Our initials may be AI, but there’s absolutely nothing artificial about us.
Meet our journalists below.
Eleanor is co-founder and content director at Assured. Eleanor was editor of Infosecurity Magazine for 15 years and has been published in The Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Times. Eleanor founded the Women in Cybersecurity network, advised the Conservative Government on their cybersecurity strategy and won the Woman of Influence EWF award and various BT journalism awards.
Callum Booth is a journalist with a decade of experience covering the technology and music sectors.
Previously, he was the managing editor of The Next Web, an Amsterdam-based tech news site that’s owned by the Financial Times. Callum’s reporting has been cited widely — including in VICE, the FT, and the BBC.
He’s an avid bookworm, a Fisherman’s Friends addict, and resolutely unshaven.
Danny Bradbury has been a print journalist specialising in technology since 1989 and a freelance writer since 1994. He has written for national publications on both sides of the Atlantic and won awards for his investigative cybersecurity journalism work and arts and culture writing. Danny writes about many different technology issues for audiences ranging from consumers to software developers and CIOs. He also ghostwrites articles for many C-suite business executives in the technology sector and has worked as a presenter for multiple webinars and podcasts.
Brian Honan is CEO of BH Consulting, an independent cybersecurity and data protection advisory firm based in Dublin, Ireland. Brian is an internationally recognised expert on cybersecurity. He has acted as a special advisor to Europol’s Cybercrime Centre (EC3), and is the founder of Ireland’s first Computer Emergency Response Tean (CERT). He is also a member of the advisory board of several innovative security companies. Brian is the author of several books and regularly writes for various publications.
John Leyden has written about computer networking and cybersecurity for more than 20 years. Prior to the advent of the internet, he worked as a crime reporter at a local newspaper in Manchester. John holds a degree in electronic engineering from City, University of London.
Etashe Linto is a content strategist and writer exploring the intersection of technology, philosophy, and creativity. She seeks to understand the impact of technology on society and share insights that inspire a healthier relationship between humans and the digital world. Her work brings a humanistic perspective to the often technical field of cybersecurity, and she’s committed to making complex ideas more engaging and accessible.
Javvad Malik is the lead security awareness advocate at KnowBe4, based in London. With 20+ years of experience as an IT security administrator, consultant, industry analyst and security advocate, Malik is a multi-award winner and set the Guinness World Record for most views of a cybersecurity lesson on YouTube in 24 hours. He educates his audience through blog posts, videos, podcasts and public speaking events. He also holds SACP and CISSP certifications.
Alex is an experienced technology and culture journalist based in Dublin, Ireland. He is regularly published by the main broadsheet newspapers in Ireland – the Irish Independent, Sunday Independent and Business Post newspaper – as well as by several technology trade journals and specialist websites. His areas of focus include human behaviour online, digital security, smart devices and the general intersection of technology and culture.
Phil has been an IT journalist for over 18 years, having started as a reporter on UK industry magazines IT Week and Computing. Since then, Phil has written for titles including The Register, MIT Technology Review, SC Magazine and Infosecurity Magazine. Most of his spare time is currently occupied with trying to learn Spanish, and improve his backhand cross-court groundstrokes.
Kate is a freelance journalist with well over a decade’s experience covering cybersecurity and privacy for titles including Wired, Forbes, the Guardian, the Observer, Infosecurity and The Times. Her specialist areas include critical national infrastructure security, cyber warfare, application security and regulation in the UK and the US amid increasing data collection by big tech firms such as Facebook and Google.
Kathryn Pick has been a technology journalist for 15 years, covering topics including cybersecurity, cloud computing and data centre technologies. She has contributed to numerous publications, including Infosecurity Magazine, Tech Target and Computer Weekly. When away from her keyboard, she enjoys role-playing games, cross-stitching and making sure the craft beer industry stays profitable!
With more than 20 years of experience in B2B journalism, including 12 years covering cybersecurity, Dan Raywood brings a wealth of cybersecurity knowledge, having covered the rise of APTs, nation state hackers and hacktivists, data breaches, and the increase in government regulation to protect citizens better and hold businesses to account. When not writing, he spends his time stopping his cats from walking over his keyboard and worrying about Spurs’ next match.
Gordon Smith is a freelance journalist and content consultant based in Ireland. He has covered information security, cyber risk and data privacy in print and online for over two decades, from national media, including the Irish Times, Irish Independent, and Business Post, to specialist online news sites and titles, including Siliconrepublic.com, TechPro, Help Net Security and the Law Society Gazette. He also hosts the annual IRISSCON conference in Dublin – Ireland’s longest running infosecurity event – and has produced content for a number of security industry organisations and business groups, including the Cloud Security Alliance.
A co-founder of the Forbes Straight Talking Cyber video project, which won the ‘Most Educational Content’ category at the 2021 European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards, Davey has spent the last 30 years as a freelance technology journalist. The author of 25 published books, Davey’s work has appeared in The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Observer, The Register, Infosecurity Magazine, SC Magazine, IT Pro and Digital Health News to name but a few.
As a data-driven business strategist and award-winning journalist with by-lines in over 100 publications worldwide, Eugene Yiga is passionate about using data to uncover insights that drive real-world impact. With a background in financial accounting, classical piano, and over six years of experience in branding, communications, market research, and online learning, he brings a unique perspective to the field of data science.