Graham Cluley

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Graham Cluley
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OccupationTechnology consultant, security blogger, author

Graham Cluley (born 8 April 1969) is a British security blogger and the author of, a daily blog on the latest computer security news, opinion, and advice.[1]

Cluley started his career in the computer security industry as a programmer at British anti-virus firm S&S International (later known as Dr Solomon's Software), where he wrote the first Windows version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit.

From 1999 to 2013,[2] Cluley was a Senior Technology Consultant at Sophos and also acted as the Head of Corporate Communications, spokesperson and editor of Sophos's Naked Security site.

In 2009 and 2010, Computer Weekly named Cluley Twitter user of the year.[3]

In April 2011, Cluley was inducted into the InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame.[4]

Before entering the computer security industry, Cluley authored two interactive fiction adventure games for MS-DOS: Jacaranda Jim (1987) and Humbug (1990).[5][6]

Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault are the co-hosts of the weekly Smashing Security podcast.

His war of words with the virus-writer 'Gigabyte' - somewhat of a media sensation for being a teenage girl - generated a fair amount of media attention in its own right.[7][8]

Public speaking[edit]

Cluley has given talks about computer security for some of the world's largest companies, worked with law enforcement agencies on investigations into hacking groups, and regularly appears on TV and radio explaining computer security threats.[9]


  1. ^ Cluley, Graham. "". Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Naked Security's Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault say goodbye". Naked Security. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  3. ^ "The IT Blog Awards 2009 winners". Computer Weekly. 26 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame - 2011". Archived from the original on 29 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Humbug" download
  6. ^ Jacaranda Jim download
  7. ^ Alleged Belgian virus writer arrested | CNET
  8. ^ Belgian police arrest female virus writer | The Register
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