Co-founder of LulzSec, a high-profile hacking group which made headlines for its hacks on Sony, Fox, and the FBI • As a result, he was legally banned from the Internet for almost two years • Gained an appreciation for the protection of data and is now focused on educating the public about cyber security, fostering transparency, and protecting against malware
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”.