Speaking and Media

I share my research and investigations to help build understanding of the significant digital threats faced by civil society around the world. Below is a selection of recent talks and media I have contributed too.

Speaking#

2022#

Exploit archaeology: a forensic history of in-the-wild NSO Group exploits

Joint talk with Bill Marczak - Virus Bulletin, September 2022

Digital authoritarianism on the open market: The case of the NSO Group

Panel discussion - Atlantic Council 360/Open Summit, June 2022

European Parliament: Committee of inquiry to investigate the use of the Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware

Exchange of views at opening of the PEGA: Committee of Inquiry - European Parliament, May 2022

European Parliament: PEGA Committee of inquiry

TV interview about Pegasus surveillance targeting Catalan civil society

Live interview with Preguntes Freqüents, TV3 Catalunya, May 2022

TV3: Targeting of Catalan civil society

Polish Senate: Extraordinary commission to investigate cases of illegal surveillance

Provided expert testimony on unlawful targeted surveillance - Polish Senate, January 2022.

Polish Senate: Extraordinary commission to investigate cases of illegal surveillance

2021#

Catching NSO Group's Pegasus spyware

Chaos Communications Congress, December 2021

Hackers-for-hire in West Africa: a threat actor spreads its wings

Virus Bulletin, September 2021

Hackers-for-hire in West Africa: a threat actor spreads its wings

2020 and Earlier#

re:publica 2017: History of DDoS: from digital civil disobedience to online censorship

Joint talk with Floriana Pagano - re:publica, May 2017

Web Summit: Panel discussion on the future of cybersecurity and Bitcoin

Panel discussion - Web Summit, November 2013

Media#

2022#

This ‘Dystopian’ Cyber Firm Could Have Saved Mossad Assassins From Exposure - Haaretz (paywall), December 2022

‘Zero-Click’ Spyware Emerges as a Menacing Mobile Threat - Bloomberg, October 2022

An address in north Dublin, €20m in spyware sales and no tax: Inside the Predator’s Irish lair - The Currency (paywall), September 2022

PiS was looking for the scandal in CIECh-u with Pegasus. Tusk’s deputy ministers in the crosshairs - Supported journalistic investigation with forensic analysis - Gazeta Wyborcza, July 2022

Spyware like Pegasus is a warning: Digital authoritarianism can happen in democracies, too - Atlantic Council, June 2022

„Wenn ein Telefon gehackt wird, dann muss es Transparenz über einen derart invasiven Eingriff geben“ - Interview for cybersecurity newsletter - Tagesspiegel, May 2022

Amnesty International: How Your Phone Can Be Weaponized Against You - Video about Amnesty International’s technical investigations behind the Pegasus Project, March 2022

Pegasus spyware: Western Sahara activist Aminatou Haidar targeted - Middle East Eye, March 2022

Pegasus and infected SMS. We reveal how the CBA carries out surveillance - Supported journalistic investigation with forensic analysis - Gazeta Wyborcza, February 2022

One-click and zero-click. How Pegasus infects Android phones - Gazeta Wyborcza, February 2022

Rights group verifies Polish senator was hacked with spyware - Associated Press, January 2022

Pegasus in Poland. Amnesty International representatives on the Senate surveillance committee - Polish News, January 2022.

2021#

Du Togo à l’Inde, sur la trace des logiciels espions du groupe Donot Team - Le Monde, October 2021