Mathew Schwartz
Mathew Schwartz

I’m a journalist, photographer, editor and travel fan. To offer a bit more detail:


My photographs have appeared in InformationWeek and DarkReading, across multiple Information Security Media Group properties, in The Scots Magazine published by DC Thomson here in Dundee, in such publications as The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly, by way of photographs I’ve taken of various book authors, and in The Nottingham Post, which on multiple occasions featured my live photos from the Indietracks music festival in Derbyshire.

My photos have appeared in various annual reports, on travel websites, band promotions, and been used as cover images for the albums No Shelter (2004) from Irish rockers Cactus World News and Colapso Calypso (2022) from Chorusgirl.

I’m a member of the Royal Photographic Society, from which I hold an Associateship (ARPS), and an active member of the St. Andrews Photographic Society, of which I’m a past president.


Day job: I’m an Executive Editor for Information Security Media Group, in charge of European coverage as well as the DataBreachToday site. I cover a range of computer security, technology, civil liberties, privacy and other topics. I regularly travel to various conferences and events, oftentimes filing stories and photo slideshows, as well as conducting video interviews. See here for my latest stories, interviews and blogs across the various ISMG properties, including BankInfoSecurity and GovInfosecurity.

Before working for ISMG, as a cybersecurity, technology and business journalist, my writing appeared in such publications as the Boston Globe, Computerworld, DarkReading, InformationWeekThe Times of London, and Wired News. As a travel journalist, I’ve contributed to multiple Fodor’s Paris guidebooks, among other publications.

In my freelance days, my corporate clients included various vendors, manufacturers, standards organizations and consulting companies based across the United State and Europe, including Accenture, Symantec and usability firm Nielsen Norman Group. I’ve contributed articles to Fortune magazine and Guardian supplements.


Personal background: I’m a Chicago native, now living in Scotland, having taken scenic detours through such places as Boston, upstate New York, Dublin, Paris, Toulouse and Oxford.