Media Links

ABC News

April 2018

As Britain faces the threat of possible cyber-attack from Russia, Rob comments on what the UK Government can do to mitigate the risk.

ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

April 2018

Rob talks about NATO’s cyber defence exercise to which Australia has sent an official observer following recent cyber attacks on Australian businesses.

June 2017

Rob joins Fran Kelly of ABC to discuss what can be done about online extremism.

May 2017

Rob discusses the WannaCry ransomware attack which affected a large number of organisations globally, notably Britian’s NHS.

Al Jazeera

May 2017 – Inside Story

Rob joins a panel to discuss the computer virus WannaCry which affected major organisations including Britain’s NHS, French car maker Renault, international shipper FedEx, and Russia’s banks and interior ministry, as well as the Spanish telecoms company Telefonica.

March 2017 – Inside Story

Rob discusses privacy and security aspects of the modern connected world.

April 2016 – Inside Story

Rob joins a panel to discuss encryption and whether governments should have the right to snoop on what we share online.

May 2015 – Inside Story

Rob and the panel debate private and state internet surveillance


September 2018

Rob provides insight in to how hackers may have stolen thousands of customer credit and debit card details from the British Airways website and app.


April 2015

Rob comments on the NATO cyber security drills held in Estonia.

Canadian TV

April 2015

Rob discusses the cyber attack which took France’s TV5Monde off the air

Financier Worldwide

January 2017

Rob provides expertise for this risk management cover story.


July 2019

Rob provides insight into the news that Google is to close a loophole that allowed publishers to detect people using incognito mode in the Chrome web browser and serve them up different content.

Huffington Post

August 2018

In this article written by Rob, he explains that the Millenium Bug was not an example of “overhype” but a disaster avoided by years of planning, re-work, and a lot of testing…

Inside Sources

October 2016

Rob discusses the risk and possible impact of cyber security breaches to major stock exchanges.

The National

December 2018

Rob discusses the alleged hacking of EU diplomatic cables after a private cybersecurity company discovered sensitive documents online and released them to journalists.

NBC News

October 2018

Rob comments on the Bloomberg magazine article alleging that China’s military has placed microchips into widely used computer systems.


August 2019

Rob discusses the new Huawei operating system with Newsweek noting “If you didn’t trust Huawei hardware running Android then you aren’t going to trust Huawei hardware running their own operating system”.

July 2019

Rob discusses the Capital One hack/breach with Newsweek.

September 2018

Rob tells Newsweek he remains unconvinced about the alleged Wi-Fi security issue reported by SureCloud, saying “In essence, this report demonstrates that passwords to unencrypted portals over unprotected Wi-Fi can be captured, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.”

August 2018

Rob comments on the Check Point report which said WhatsApp bugs could let hackers “spread misinformation from what appear to be trusted sources”.

April 2018

Rob comments on governments’ use of cell-site simulators to monitor citizens’ mobile communications.

June 2015

Rob explains why Britain has to fend off thousands of cyber attacks every day.

OCP Policy Centre

March 2017

In this interview Rob discusses key cyber issues including cyber criminals, cyber defence, and the importance of national cyber strategies.

The Register

March 2019

Rob comments on the report from the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) which says the Chinese company is a threat to British national security after all …

February 2019

Rob comments on the upcoming report from the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) which is set to shame Huawei over lack of resolution on issues previously raised.

November 2015

Rob comments on the threat of cyber-terrorism.

Sky News

November 2018

Rob is interviewed about cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab’s move out of Moscow to Switzerland in an effort to address concerns arising from its exposure to Russian intelligence services.

October 2018

Rob is interviewed about the second annual review by the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), published on 16th October. The NCSC revealed it has handled 1,167 cyber incidents, including 557 in the last 12 months, the majority of which “were undertaken by groups of computer hackers directed, sponsored or tolerated by the governments of those countries”.

October 2018

Rob is interviewed about the security threats from Chinese companies building 5G networks, and the request by Admiral Lord West, a former First Sea Lord who served under Gordon Brown as a security minister, for the government to set up a unit reporting directly to the prime minister to monitor the risk posed by Chinese equipment in 5G.

April 2018

Rob provides his opinions on what a cyber war would look like.

September 2017

Rob comments on the massive breach of US-based Equifax, in which it lost the personal data of millions of people to hackers.

The Sun

July 2018

Rob advises users how to protect themselves from Facebook scammers.

Talk Radio

May 2017

Rob discusses the NHS ransomware attack.

The Telegraph

January 2019

Rob comments on the vulnerabilities of Twitter accounts and why it’s really important that security measures are put in place.

April 2018

Rob comments on the threat of cyber attacks by Russia.

June 2017

Passwords belonging to British politicians, diplomats and senior police officers have been traded.

TRT World

January 2019

Rob is interviewed about the new Vietnam cyber law

December 2018

Rob is interviewed about Chinese hacking

June 2017

Rob is interviewed about the global ransomware attack which started in the Ukraine

Verdict Encrypt

June 2019

Rob comments on the impact Wikileaks has had on cyber security.

The Wall Street Journal

September 2017

Rob comments in this article describing how old technology is being used to combat today’s threats.


March 2019

Rob comments on the major ransomware attack at Norway-based Norsk Hydro.