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On this episode of People of Tech, Charles is joined by David Swan.

David is the Director for the Cyber Intelligence Defence Centre for the Centre for Strategic Cyber Space and Security Science.

In his own words, he is their “spook” running their intelligence operations.

Find out what David thinks of the cyber security industry presently, his opinion on so called “white hat” hackers and why he sees his 16 year old son as “quite an interesting cat”.

 

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Inside this episode:

01:18 David talks us through his career

04:34 David discusses the differences between what he was doing for the army and what he does now

11:34 David talks geopolitics and India

15:38 How does legislation in different countries affect the wider community of the world?

23:50 David gives his take on why cyber security is always playing catch up to the cyber criminals

36:48 What can we learn from attacks that have already happened?

39:34 What is to come in the year ahead

41:36 How David switches off

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