Edward is a cybersecurity writer at UpGuard.
Edward developed his cybersecurity expertise by working alongside multiple cybersecurity solution providers to expand their technical content library. He has advanced knowledge in the following categories of cybersecurity:
- Supply chain attacks
- Ransomware attacks
- Third-party risk
- Digital risk
- Data breaches
- Data leaks
- Cyberattack journalism
Edward is a professional writer with comprehensive knowledge of cybersecurity shaped by his experience working with SaaS solutions, tech companies, and a major Australian bank.
His technical writing intelligence was developed while completing a Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of New South Wales.
Summary of Cybersecurity Authority
- Authored multiple academic cybersecurity white papers across a wide range of topics including third-party risk management, data leak remediation, vendor risk assessments, and attack surface monitoring.
- His cybersecurity articles have been referenced by multiple authoritative entities including Gizmodo, The Age, Brisbane Times, and The Sydney Morning Herald.
- Developed a strong foundation in regulatory compliance from his experience working in the business settlements sector at Westpac Banking Corporation.
Edward earned his Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Quote from Edward Kost
“Need an effective cybersecurity program fast? Implement Multi-factor Authentication and security awareness training. Do this well, and you’ll outperform most 6-figure programs.”