Thursday, July 1, 2021


I'm Stephen Cobb and this is my general purpose blog, which was recently transferred to Blogger from WordPress (that is why you may finding some images missing and the date on this post could be in the future—as the saying goes, it's a long story).

If you are looking for my professional work, on things like cybersecurity and data privacy, check out I also tweet about those topics, and life in general, at @zcobb. And I have work on Medium, SlideShare, and ResearchGate.

In 2019, I was recognized as an award-winning technologist and I've been a CISSP since 1996. My master of science in security and risk management was earned at the University of Leicester (Criminology Department). I recently moved from San Diego to Coventry in England, which is where I was born and grew up.
From 2011 to mid-2019 I was Senior Security Researcher at ESET, Europe's biggest security software company, where I helped create the award-winning security blog, We Live Security. These days I do my own research on my own time, working at the nexus of technology, ethics, gender, crime, privacy, and public policy.

In my "spare time" I try to raise awareness of various medical conditions that have disabled my partner of 30+ years, Chey Cobb. These include ME/CFS and iron overload, the potentially deadly genetic condition, caused by Celtic Curse, also known as hereditary hemochromatosis. I also endeavor to speak up for equality and diversity. #HeForShe