Alastair Paterson

CEO and co-Founder
Alastair Paterson

Alastair has worked for over a decade advising secure government and FTSE 100 clients on large-scale data analytics for risk and intelligence. Before founding Digital Shadows in 2011, Alastair was International Propositions Manager at BAE Systems Detica working with clients in the Gulf, Europe, and Australasia. He holds a first class MEng in Computer Science from the University of Bristol.

Recent Posts by Alastair Paterson

Digital Shadows 7th Anniversary – A Look Back

May 16, 2018

Today marks the 7th anniversary of Digital Shadows. As James and I looked back on the year, we were amazed …

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Digital Shadows Opens New State of the Art London Office in Canary Wharf

April 26, 2018

When myself and James Chappell set the company up six years ago at a kitchen table in Camden, London, we …

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RSA Conference 2018 – Digital Shadows

March 28, 2018

RSA Conference is almost here! This year’s conference theme is “Now Matters,” looking at the quick impact threats can have …

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Don’t Rely on One Star to Manage Digital Risk, The Key is Total Coverage

January 16, 2018

This post originally appeared on SecurityWeek.com.  Vince Lombardi, one of the greatest coaches of all time said, “The achievements of …

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‘Tis The Season To Do Predictions – The 2018 Cybersecurity Landscape

December 18, 2017

This post originally appeared on Huffington Post. Every year around this time all the security businesses and analysts leap for …

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GDPR – Not Just a European Concern

November 20, 2017

This post originally appeared on SecurityWeek. The recent Equifax breach that has been all over the news raises an interesting question: …

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Why “Have a Safe Trip” Is Taking On Greater Meaning

November 14, 2017

This post originally appeared on SecurityWeek. Have a safe trip! Typically, when we wish someone well before they leave on a …

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Know Where to Find Your Digital Risk

November 10, 2017

This post originally appeared on SecurityWeek. Read more from CEO Alastair Paterson. Approximately 250 years ago Samuel Johnson said, “The next …

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Recognition of Hard Work and Relevance – It’s Time to Go Global

September 20, 2017

The news this morning that Digital Shadows has received $26 million in Series C funding from a number of new investors is …

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Digital Shadows’ 6th Anniversary

May 16, 2017

It’s amazing to think that the idea James and I began working on from a kitchen table in London in …

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