IT Security Thing’s mission is to inform, educate and engage both the infosec industry and the consumers it serves. We promise to be brutally honest, intolerant of industry hot air and take absolutely no prisoners, with our vendor independent and unbiased opinions.
We aim to build an engaged community of security professionals through the provision of essential content and services that measure the pulse of the infosec industry and map the evolving security threatscape – cutting through to what matters.
At the helm as editorial director and managing analyst is IT Security Thing co-founder, Davey Winder.
Davey brings 25 years of experience writing about cyber-security with him. In fact, he was writing about it before it had a name as such, and before hacking was even a crime in the UK. Probably just as well, because in those early days Davey was what you might call ‘hands-on’ when it came to the subject he also wrote about.
Partnering with Davey are Ian Robson, Managing Director, and Henry Tucker, Creative Director – founders of That Media Thing, a content marketing agency built on decades of media publishing experience. Ian draws on over 20 years’ experience in media and content publishing, having worked as a production runner, journalist, editor, publisher and ultimately Head of Group at Future Publishing. Henry has worked in media publishing for almost 20 years, since starting as a journalist on his local paper. He moved into technology publishing 15 years ago and more recently focused on B2B publishing, adding a wealth of multi-media and social media savvy skills to his mix.
Davey has been a Contributing Editor at one of the biggest selling UK computer magazine titles, PC Pro, since the first issue some 21 years ago. As well as contributing to sister titles such as Alphr, Cloud Pro and IT Pro, Davey has been an Editorial Fellow at Dennis Publishing since 2012. Currently writing for titles within the IT security sector such as SC Magazine and Infosecurity Magazine, Davey can also be found writing about the subject for The Times and The Sunday Times. His most recent book “Being Virtual: who you really are online” was published as a joint venture by The Science Museum and Wiley in 2008 and was a semi-autobiographical study of the psychology of online identity.
As well as being the only three times winner (2006, 2008, 2010) of the Information Security Journalist of the Year title, Davey was presented with the ‘Enigma Award’ for a ‘lifetime contribution to information security journalism’ in 2011. Other awards include ‘Best IT Security Investigative Feature’ in 2014, Best IT Security Feature in 2010, Best Information Security News Story in 2008 and Best IT Security Feature in both 2006 and 2007.
If you have an IT security related story that you think should be followed up IT Security Thing, then please do contact us and let us know. We are always happy to respect anonymity requests, provided the facts of a story can be established without naming names. Email Davey in the first instance, who can be found lurking around firstname.lastname@example.org