Abigail McAlpine

Cyber Security Researcher at University of Huddersfield

The Secure Societies Institute

Abigail McAlpine is a PhD Cyber Security Researcher from The Secure Societies Institute at the University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. She is also a freelance technical and cyber security content writer.

My research examines the conditions around awareness and attitudes to the security and sharing of online data, particularly focusing on the opportunities and risks around children’s online data. I am currently in the second year of my PhD programme with The Secure Societies Institute at The University of Huddersfield.

In 2018, I had the pleasure of being a Shortlisted Regional Finalist for Forward Ladies “Rising Star in STEM award” in Yorkshire, North East and Scotland for my research and projects in the field of cyber security.

I recently published several chapters in a Bloomsbury Professional Publication by Helen Wong MBE called ‘Cyber Security: Law and Guidance“. My Chapters were written alongside a recognised name in cybersecurity education, Bob’s Business Founder and Speaker ‘Melanie Oldham’. The Cyber Security: Law and Guidance book aims provide an expansive overview and education of current research and work being conducted in the area of cyber security and data protection in the United Kingdom and the European Union.  The chapters I worked on are around cyber security culture and an overview of threats and vulnerabilities to organisations.
I have worked for Melanie Oldham curating content and copywriting for website content, course content and books for Bob’s Business, cyber security educators for many large organisations in the UK.
I am currently writing my first book and online course on the topics of cybersecurity and private data online. This is alongside my studies and PhD at the University of Huddersfield.
Follow me on Twitter @AbigailMcAlpine


Tse, H. (2018). Cyber security (1st ed.). London: Bloomsbury Professional. (Chapter 1: Threats & Chapter 2 Vulnerabilities) – Co-written with Melanie Oldham of Bob’s Business.


Coming Soon!

Online Portfolio

Technical copywriting and content creation around cyber security and related fields by Abigail McAlpine.

Bob’s Business Guide – How to Use Public Wifi Safely 

Introducing the risks to using public wifi, precautions around hacking, VPN’s and Friendly Wifi.

University of Huddersfield Spotlight – Equifax data hack affected 694,000 UK customers

Examining the breach of Equifax data in 2017 that lead to access of over 143 million Equifax customer files.

University of Huddersfield Spotlight – Uber Data Hack – 57 Million users affected

Commenting on the international scrutiny that Uber was facing as a result of the news of a large data breach that affected over 57 million Uber users.

University of Huddersfield Spotlight – Could the UK lead the way to creating safe and ethical AI?

Covering the attendance of Prime Minister Theresa May attending the World Economic Forum in January 2018 and The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation.

University of Huddersfield Spotlight – How the KRACK attack destroys WiFi Security

Discussing the KRACk attack and Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) and the extent in which devices are exposed and vulnerable in the case of an attack.

DataFloq – ‘There Is No Privacy Online, Get Over It’

Discussing the results of research conducted by the University of Surrey, Australia on 1600 respondents regarding their perceptions of privacy online.

Get in Touch!

Are you looking for someone to write cyber security or technical blogs for your business or website? Or are you looking for a cyber security researcher to discuss ongoing research? You can contact me here or through my social media.

You can find me on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.