About Matt C. A. Smith

Hello, and welcome to my blog, where I write about all things cyber security and technology. Below is a quick rundown of who I am and what I do, along with details to get in touch.

Cyber security

I am currently studying at the intensive ten-week SANS Cyber Retraining Academy – a government-backed initiative that produces new GIAC-certified security professionals. I grew fascinated with cyber security during my three years reporting on the sector as a journalist, and now I’m learning the technical principles of the field, covering everything from binary and network design to Python and user management. I’m really enjoying the new challenge!

Journalism

Between May 2013 and January 2017, I was web editor at Business Reporter, the award-winning supplement distributed with The Sunday Telegraph and City AM. My main job was to write and upload cyber security news stories, features and interviews for the website, but I also did many other cool things, including interviewing Williams Martini Racing’s Valtteri Bottas and Pat Symonds at the British Grand Prix, speaking to Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield about engineering in space, and writing about how big data is changing Premier League football.

During my time in the media industry I also hosted and produced a business podcast, worked on some video news projects, designed two issues of a commercially-released digital magazine, and did some freelance writing for Computeractive, the UK’s best-selling computer magazine.

Web design

I also occasionally complete freelance web design projects. Usually based on the WordPress content management system (like the blog you’re currently reading), these have ranged from simply, static company websites to full-blown editorial sites holding thousands of articles.

Get in touch

If you’d like to get in touch, feel free to send me an email.

Note: If you’re a PR and you have something you think I’d be interested in writing about on my blog, please use the address above. Please note that I am no longer in the journalism industry and do not regularly write for any other print or online publication.