Alistair MacWillson

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Person.png Alistair MacWillson   AmazonRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(spook, businessman)
BornFebruary 1953
NationalityUK
Alma materUniversity Of London, IMD International
Interests“terrorism”

Dr. Alastair Carmichael MacWillson[1] is a British cyber security professional. MacWillson is chair of the Institute of Information Security Professionals,[2][3] and of Qufaro,[4][5][6] and a founding director of Cambridge Analytica.[1]

Career

MacWillson spent 16 years in the UK Diplomatic Service, working on technical and political risk analysis in the former USSR, the Middle East and the United States.[7]

MacWillson is one of only three or four Brits at the Chertoff Group.[8][9]

MacWillson's Cambridge Analytica, a "cyber security" firm, provides expert advice on highly technical security measures. Looking at what is in the public domain (mostly from statements given to US, UK or EU agencies) they (or MacWillson) have worked on projects for the World Bank, tracking missing $millions of aid from the Balkans war, worked on the 'integrity' of electronic voting machines used in several countries, worked with SWIFT on the security of interbank funds transfers.[10]

Publications

In the early 1990s MacWillson took a year out, to write Hostage Taking Terrorism,

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References

  1. a b "CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA LTD - Officers (free information from Companies House)". Beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. 2014-07-30. Retrieved 2016-12-12.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
  2. "IISP announces the appointment of Dr Alastair MacWillson as new Chairman". Iisp.org. 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2016-12-12.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
  3. "Cyber Security Vectors - University of Surrey - Guildford". Surrey.ac.uk. Retrieved 2016-12-12.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
  4. Eleanor Ross. "School for teenage codebreakers to open in Bletchley Park | Technology". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-12-12.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
  5. "UK's first National College of Cyber Security to open at historic Bletchley Park". Ibtimes.co.uk. 2016-11-24. Retrieved 2016-12-12.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
  6. Tom Mendelsohn (2016-11-25). "Cyber college for wannabe codebreakers planned at UK's iconic Bletchley Park". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2016-12-12.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
  7. "Cloud Computing: Compliance Challenges". BankInfoSecurity.com. 2011-10-05. Retrieved 2016-12-12.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
  8. Davis, Michelle (2014-06-17). "The Chertoff Group Names Dr. Alastair MacWillson Principle". WashingtonExec.com. Retrieved 2016-12-12.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
  9. "Alastair MacWillson: Executive Profile & Biography". Bloomberg. 2014-10-30. Retrieved 2016-12-12.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
  10. https://cryptome.org/2017/08/cambridge-analytica.htm