Mustafa Al-Bassam: WIRED Security 2016: Mustafa Al-Bassam
Ex LulzSec Hacker, Security Advisor, & Doctoral Researcher
Mustafa Al-Bassam, an ex hacker formerly affiliated with LulzSec and Anonymous, is now an information security advisor at Secure Trading in London, a doctoral researcher at University College London, and a keynote speaker who covers a variety of topics, including cyber security, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technologies. Mustafa's keynote talks are focused on fostering transparency and protecting against malware. His work has been cited in major publications and outlets, including the BBC, Forbes, and The Washington Post, and he has appeared on national television programmes to educate the public about cyber security. Mustafa was featured in Forbes' list of “30 Under 30” in the technology category for his work uncovering government surveillance, and in Business Insider’s list of “The 100 Coolest People in UK Tech”.