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Dr Andrew Dwyer

Dr Andrew Dwyer

Dr Andrew Dwyer

Research Associate

Area of research

Software Developers’ Everyday Practices: Exploring How Security ‘Works’

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Research summary

For my current project - "Software Developers’ Everyday Practices: Exploring How Security ‘Works’" - please visit the project webpage here

Andrew's interests in cybersecurity cut across (critical interpretations and approaches to) computer science, geography, and international relations. Primarily he has pursued this interest through (auto)ethnographic research ranging from malware analysis and detection and more recently to software development. 

For his DPhil (PhD) research, Andrew was based at the University of Oxford's School of Geography and the Environment developing a project on malicious software through the construct of "malware ecologies". This drew upon a range of concepts from ...

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Andrew is a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs (CTGA) at the University of Oxford and is an editor of the journal, 'Digital Geography and Society'.

He completed his DPhil (PhD) at the Univeristy of Oxford in November 2019 on critical readings of malware whilst conducting an (auto)ethnographic study of a malware analysis laboratory. His thesis - "Malware Ecologies: A Politics of Cybersecurity" - drew upon a range of concepts from geography and computer science to explore how we interact with malware through analysis, detection, and curation into broader domains of international relations and public knowledge. This ...

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