Mr Neil Ashdown

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Personal profile

I am a PhD Candidate in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cybersecurity for the Everyday at Royal Holloway University of London. My PhD examines the relationship between intelligence and cybersecurity in the UK public and private sectors. I am a member of the steering committee of the Offensive Cyber Working Group. Before starting my PhD, I worked as an analyst for the UK defence intelligence company Jane’s, where I was the deputy editor of the magazine Jane’s Intelligence Review.

Research interests

I am interested in the practice and history of intelligence, the impact of technological change on intelligence, and discourses around cyber and cybersecurity.


I have written articles for publication and consulted on topics related to intelligence, security, and defence.

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