Michael Marriott

Senior Strategy and Research Analyst
Michael Marriott

Michael Marriott is a Senior Strategy and Research Analyst at Digital Shadows, which he joined in late 2014. Michael has a passion for security analysis and the trends they indicate, in order to better protect clients. He has written several articles and papers, and his research is regularly features in the press. He holds a BA in History and a Masters in Applied Security and Strategy, both from the University of Exeter.

Recent Posts by Michael Marriott

Nemty Ransomware: Slow and Steady Wins the Race?

September 19, 2019

As we outlined recently, ransomware is a key theme of the NCSC Cyber Trends Report: it’s a pervasive threat that …

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Emotet Returns: How To Track Its Updates

August 26, 2019

What is Emotet? Emotet started life as a banking trojan in 2014; targeting financial information on victim computers. However, over …

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Extortion, Sale, Reconnaissance, & Impersonation: 4 Ways Your Digital Footprint Enables Attackers

July 2, 2019

Whether it’s intellectual property, proprietary code, personal data, or financial information, the goal of information security is to protect those …

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Managing Digital Risk: 4 Steps to Take

June 18, 2019

Organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to know where their data is stored and shared in today’s technology-forward, connected world. …

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Partnering with SecureLink to help organizations minimize their digital risk

May 15, 2019

Today we announced that SecureLink, one of Europe’s most respected independent cybersecurity and managed service providers, has partnered with Digital …

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Reducing your attack surface

April 9, 2019

What is an attack surface According to OWASP, an attack surface “describes all of the different points where an attacker could …

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How to Secure Your Online Brand

March 20, 2019

What is online brand security? As we outlined in our Practical Guide to Reducing Digital Risk, the integrity of brand …

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Detecting Exposed Company Data: The What, Why, and How

March 12, 2019

What is data loss detection? A fundamental responsibility for any IT security professional is to secure their information assets, be …

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Understanding Digital Risk Protection

February 8, 2019

There has been a lot of talk recently about Digital Risk and Digital Risk Protection. Forrester published their 2018 New …

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The Most Popular Security Blog Topics of 2018

December 18, 2018

It’s been a busy year on the Digital Shadows blog, with almost 150 blogs published since January 1. As we …

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