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  • Job title of nominated professional: Blogger and Public Speaker
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  • Company size (employees): 1
  • Country: United Kingdom

In 3 bullets, summarize why this professional or team deserves recognition:

-Educational and responsive blogger that provides expert insight into every story
-A wonderful public speaker: ever knowledgeable, articulate and entertaining
-Bridges the gap between technical issues and consumers better than anyone else out there.

In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the professional or team in the nominated category

For years, Graham has been the go-to guy, explaining complicated computer security threats to the public. He always offers sensible independent advice on how users should protect themselves from threats, and TIRELESSLY debunking nonsense with his general awesomeness. He definitely deserves recognition for his amazing work.

58 Responses to “Graham Cluley”

  1. Patricia Hughes on February 24, 2016

    Graham gives good advice clearly. He’s doing a great job of keeping us safe on the internet and pointing out some of the complete rubbish (often dangerous rubbish!) that circulates there.

  2. Phil Wiseman on February 24, 2016

    very valuable security advice and information.All in an easy to understand ,non patronizing manner. well done Graham.

  3. Len thomson on February 24, 2016

    Independent, unaligned advice for the public

  4. Sarah Willans on February 24, 2016

    Graham is brilliant at making complex issues easy to understand, and I often point my web design clients (largely non-technical people who would really rather pretend that none of this security stuff is happening) at his blog and videos in the knowledge that, with his warm and engaging approach, he’ll capture their attention for long enough that the important information will actually sink in! He’s a vital link between the people who live technology and those who use it, and we could do with a lot more like him.

  5. Sheila Horseman on February 24, 2016

    Graham’s blogs, tweets and FB posts are extremely useful, and I pass them on to friends less computer savvy than myself.

  6. Get all I need about cyber security from this guy.

  7. Lynne Hallums on February 24, 2016

    I find Graham’s website and security updates that he publishes on a regular basis, a Godsend to me. I constantly use the Internet and social media and in a world where we are told to trust no one, as we could be hacked, spammed or whatever, Graham is the one person know I can trust and turn to for advice and his amazing knowledge of what is going on in the cyber world, never ceases to amaze me! Yet he talks in a manner that even non technophobe people like me, can understand! He is such an interesting and inspiring guy and really puts himself out there for us all – and I would like to thank him for that. I don’t trust many people in this world, but he is one of them!

  8. Tamara on February 24, 2016

    I have been following Graham for a few years now. I like his approach.. He is very matter-of-fact and gives me the news I need to stay safe. I trust his advice.

  9. Robert M on February 24, 2016

    I been following Graham for my security advice and news for about two years now. Great advice.

  10. Charlie on February 25, 2016

    As someone working in the security industry, I find Graham’s reporting (and analysis) invaluable.

  11. Daiman willden on February 25, 2016

    Graham had me very interested in his speech and great stage presence, it was easy to listen to and remember and I’ve been reading his blogs and tweets daily since. Super work to make even the most complex security issue understandable.

  12. Graham gave an exceptionally great keynote speech on trusting the Internet which I thoroughly enjoyed, at a major Microsoft event last year. He’s also a great guy with a lovely personality. Nominated!

  13. Graham is my source of daily security updates.

  14. Geoff Huckerby on February 26, 2016

    Has a good way with words and demystifies some of the techie elements into easy to understand language that I can share with no-techie people. Also, as UK based I like the UK Centric approach.

  15. Charlie on February 26, 2016

    We have found Graham’s blog an excellent source for understanding what is happening in the world of cybersecurity.

  16. Brian Leeming on February 26, 2016

    Graham makes this complicated subject so clear, and separates out the important stuff form the chaff I never fail to read his articles.

  17. Campbell Milton on February 26, 2016

    Ever since he was at Sophos I have followed Graham’s columns. He is precise, succinct and always to the point. I always cited him in my security reports to management at the time, and this one place I worked at often ignored advice from many sources. When they ignored Graham’s advice, the government department I was at always got caught out, but when they followed his advice, it was always a life saver.

  18. Mike Nelson on February 26, 2016

    I find Graham’s website and security updates that he publishes\emails on a regular basis, an absolute must have and great time saver. The number 1 place to visit for security news and updates. Keep up the good work Graham.

  19. I have been following Graham for a few years now. I like his approach and style. He is very matter-of-fact and gives me the news I need to keep up-to-date and stay safe. I trust his advice.

  20. Andrew Mann on February 26, 2016

    Information is always clear, concise and timely – all that you need (and a little humour thrown in to make it truly memorable).

  21. Julian Perry on February 26, 2016

    Graham’s a plain speaker with great clarity of thought and expression. He’s a great educator and communicator of computer security, and I’ve referred many people to his blog. He’s always timely with his information, and displays great depth of understanding of security topics, and communicates them in an easily digestible and understandable form – not just to engineers but also to a wider, less techincal audience.

  22. Consistently superb advice with a no-nonsense approach….just the sort of person needed in the security world

  23. Leigh Balmforth on February 26, 2016

    Graham provides, regular, up to date and informative updates in regard to the latest cyber threats that could potentially affect us in a daily basis.

  24. Pamela on February 26, 2016

    His daily email is the first thing I read. I am not all that techy and he makes it all understandable.

  25. Bruce in Boston on February 26, 2016

    I’ve been following Graham since he was debunking the Chicken Little’s out there for Dr. Solomon and he’s always right on. He’s helped me to make the security pitch to management on a number of occasions.

    With the political races here in the States as messy as they are its refreshing to vote for someone I actually want to win!

  26. -Educational and responsive blogger that provides expert insight into every story
    -A wonderful public speaker: ever knowledgeable, articulate and entertaining
    -Bridges the gap between technical issues and consumers better than anyone else out there.

  27. Monica Thornoton on February 26, 2016

    Graham always has given very current and up to date sensible opinions on cyber security. He does this in an often witty and affable way but yet still gets the point across without scaremongering on matters that could have very far repercussions for computer users indeed.

  28. Rod Spivey on February 26, 2016

    A great, easy to understand security blogger. An invaluable aid to small (and large) tech firms like myself. In fact, he is the only security newsletter in my inbox!

  29. Graham is by far and away the biggest individual security expert that I know. He is my go-to resource for the latest emerging threats, and rightly casts doubt on the way certain companies down-play any perceived security threats or breaches (I’m looking at you, TalkTalk). Great humour too – never had chance to meet him but I strongly endorse him. We need more people like Graham helping to make people aware of the dangers on t’internet.

  30. Nick Ioannou on February 26, 2016

    Always happy to share Graham’s posts as they address security concerns that affect a wide range of users, in a language non-techs can understand.

  31. James Birkin on February 26, 2016

    Graham’s regular e mails and website are invaluable in keeping abreast of what is happening in computer security.

  32. Norman Hirsch on February 26, 2016

    I’ve had a network security company ( for 26 years and have known Graham almost that long. Dr Solomon of the famous antivirus toolkit told me he hired Graham when his daughter couldn’t stop playing a computer game that Graham had written. He’s been doing computer security ever since, often as the spokesman for the company(s) he worked for. I know at least one company that wants him now but Graham likes his independence and, of course, being independent allows him to talk to all the security researchers across companies which is why his blog is so timely.

  33. Jamie Tracey on February 26, 2016

    Timely security advice combined with a keen sense of humour makes Graham unique and trustworthy

  34. Norman Hirsch on February 26, 2016

    next time you do a selfie, look at the camera lens 🙂

  35. Graham is a reliable source of timely information on cyber security. His communication style is aimed at being accessible and open – and he succeeds, in my view.

  36. Ed Zuidema on February 26, 2016

    As an Information Security professional, I read his blog regularly to get his insights into what is going on in the world of technology in his usual witty manner.

  37. Mike Papo on February 26, 2016

    Graham has this knack of expressing complex issues that makes them easy to understand in full depth.

    And easy to understand in full depth what you need to do about in you or your company’s situation.

  38. Robert Proudfoot on February 26, 2016

    Graham’s blog is my goto source of balanced opinion and news on IT Security matters.

    Always clear, and often entertaining, Graham provides the most accessible resource I know for keeing abreast of what is becoming a major issue for IS Managers.

  39. S.Cayless on February 26, 2016

    Excellent advice from a real specialist that is easily understood. Graham makes the whole subject interesting, without leaving those of us who are less techy out.

  40. Andre von Schoenebeck on February 26, 2016

    This is a highly use full blog that has kept me or rather my computer out of trouble!

  41. Peter Townsend on February 26, 2016

    Great, reliable advice from a true professional.

  42. Rich Harris on February 26, 2016

    Graham Cluley has taught me about 80% of what I need to know about cybersecurity to keep my business and my personal cyber experience safe and secure.

    I regularly forward articles by Graham Cluley to colleagues, friends, and family so they can gain critical information and knowledge for their own cybersecurity.

  43. There are many excellent security researchers and bloggers out there, but not all can dissect important issues of the day and present them in a clear, understandable, and sometimes humorous manner. Graham had a way of getting (and keeping) the audience’s full attention without causing anyone’s eyes to roll, or smoke to start drifting out of anyone’s ears. In a world where folks who don’t understand the mechanics of security are tasked with becoming the front line of defense, this work is critical, and much appreciated.

  44. Spryte on February 26, 2016

    Have been following Graham’s columns for several years. Great blogger who can explain issues in an eloquent, resposible and down to earth manner.
    I wouldn’t do without his subscription to keep on top of what is happening with computer/device security issues.

  45. I’ve learned more and kept more up to date on practical and valuable security information from Graham than anyone.

  46. Kelly Mc. on February 26, 2016

    Graham is both informative and entertaining. That is a tough balance in the Information security field.

  47. David L on February 26, 2016

    Graham Cluley has been an inspiration to me and others helping to Foster our interest in infosec research and blogging about the daily threats we all face. He breaks down the complicated issues for the novice in smart, entertaining ways, that help brighten your day. And if you have never watched his YouTube videos, well, you don’t know what you’re missing!

  48. Bill Kasman on February 26, 2016

    Always interesting and relevant GC is on the ball with cyber security and he explains complex issues in an understandable manner. Glad I found his blog!

  49. Howard E Smith Jr on February 26, 2016

    My son does cyber security for the …….. and he is not supposed to recommend but in my case he said you guys were the best to learn from and pay attention to. I went to see him and cell phones don’t even work within a quarter of a mile of his building.Weird huh?

  50. Hazel Marshall on February 27, 2016

    Graham Cluley is articulate, witty and able to explain computer security in the sort of plain English that a non-technical person such as myself can understand. His articles keep you well-informed and amused at the same time.

  51. jim goodyear on February 27, 2016

    Graham Cluley and GCHQ are my indispensable window into the, otherwise beyond me, world of goodies and baddies in the realm of computer security and safety.
    Not only is the information useful and timely, but it is also easy to understand, and that’s important to those of us who do not have the time to research these issues more thoroughly.

  52. Gideon on February 27, 2016

    Graham is not an educator in the context of the Cybersecurity Educator of the Year award.

    This is the wrong category for him, he should be in the Cybersecurity Professional of the Year category.

    I do respect him and appreciate the information he makes available.

  53. Angela Lepadatu on March 1, 2016

    Interesting, funny and original approach with videos about data security!

  54. Ed B on March 2, 2016

    Learned a lot from this guy!!

  55. Ted Hawkins on March 6, 2016

    Great content and videos, all of the people in my office use his Website.

    I vote for Graham for Security Professional.

    While his content is educational, I agree that Cybersecurity Educator is not the appropriate category for him.

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