ABOUT

My name, if you hadn’t guessed, is Russell Cavanagh.

I was a print journalist on national UK titles in the 1990s. With a particular interest in fraud and social engineering, my main interest is now in developing OSINT for both journalistic and commercial cyber-security purposes.

Having worked with Charter 88 campaign for democratic reform and with left-leaning pressure groups in London when I was younger, I’m now best described as a small-state populist.

I also participated in a BBC Panorama television programme called “The Borrowers” which was about debt, and acted as a de facto consultant for the producers, and appeared on BBC national television news as well as regularly on local BBC, independent and community-run radio.

With a particular interest in fraud and social engineering, my main interest is now in developing OSINT for both journalistic and commercial cyber-security purposes. This enthusiasm started when I lived over a year in Prague and mixed with some extremely shady characters from the intelligence world.

What people have said about my writing:

  • “Writing Worth Reading” – Scotsman newspaper
  • “Cavanagh has a knack for making sense of the Pound” – ChooseMoney.co.uk
  • “Cavanagh is always bang on the money” – Mature Times
  • “Quality journalism and a good read” – Mercury Newspaper

Since then I’ve freelanced in multimedia production, taught Business English in Prague, and worked as a copywriter and sub-editor.

I’m available for freelance writing gigs.

Please get in touch here and I’ll email you back.