Munir Kotadia

Munir has been interested in technology since he got a Commodore 64 in the early 80s. That inspired his passion for technology and all things electronic. He later studied computer science and learned to program in BASIC, Pascal and Modula-2 before going on to learn about HTML and Web-based technologies.

Mun’s diverse background in the technology sector ensures that he is able to apply this experience of the market place to demystify user and enterprise security concerns.

From 1996, he became part of a small team that created [.tv], the UK’s first television channel dedicated to computers and technology with SKY News. He produced television programs covering a broad range of consumer and SOHO issues including a future technology guide for gadgets, an Internet users guide, a hardware buyers guide and a technical trouble shooting program called "Chips with Everything".

Mun first became involved with online publishing in 1998 when he joined ZDNet UK and later moved into print publishing as Chief Reporter for IT Week, part of ZDNet UK, a weekly trade newspaper targeted at Enterprise IT managers. Following this, he wrote in a freelance capacity for the IT and Technology industries. He later moved back into online publishing as Senior News Reporter for ZDNet UK.

With his wealth of experience, he has reported for Sky News and has made guest appearances on Radio 5 Live (UK) and the BBC World Service and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Munir was recognised as Best Technology Columnist at the 5th Annual Sun Microsystems IT Journalism Awards 2007. In the same year he was named Best News Journalist at the Consensus IT Writers Awards.

You can follow Munir on Twitter at @mkotadia.

Recent articles by Munir Kotadia

Solving cybercrime starts with reporting

Solving cybercrime starts with reporting

WA Police detective calls for openness.
Apr 24 2014 3:40PM
Heartbleed attacks to go uncounted?

Heartbleed attacks to go uncounted?

Blog: Exploit leaves no trace.
Apr 23 2014 12:45PM
InfoSec spending must evolve as front lines blur

InfoSec spending must evolve as front lines blur

‘They’ are already in your network.
Apr 8 2014 11:13AM
NBN should be all fibre: NICTA boss

NBN should be all fibre: NICTA boss

Red tape also holding back progress.
Apr 3 2014 6:35AM
HP opens Sydney global security response centre

HP opens Sydney global security response centre

Links up with UK, USA.
Apr 2 2014 5:30PM
AWS accused of scanning Android app in secret key hunt

AWS accused of scanning Android app in secret key hunt

Making the cloud safer for all?
Apr 1 2014 12:17PM
Optus services suffer six-hour Sunday outage

Optus services suffer six-hour Sunday outage

‘Radio frequency’ issue blamed.
Mar 30 2014 3:46PM
Target lawsuit a ‘call to action’ for PCI DSS compliance

Target lawsuit a ‘call to action’ for PCI DSS compliance

Make the effort more than once a year.
Mar 28 2014 6:30AM
Banking trojan infections double in Australia

Banking trojan infections double in Australia

Takes over PC and then attempts to infect victim's mobile device.
Mar 26 2014 12:35PM
AWS urges developers to scrub GitHub of secret keys

AWS urges developers to scrub GitHub of secret keys

Devs hit with unexpected bills after leaving secret keys exposed.
Mar 24 2014 10:18AM
LogMeIn weathers storm after killing free remote access

LogMeIn weathers storm after killing free remote access

Target audience doesn’t mind paying $49 a year, says COO.
Mar 19 2014 8:30PM
Public cloud adoption stalling in US

Public cloud adoption stalling in US

But research finds private cloud flying high.
Mar 19 2014 11:10AM
Westpac compensates investors after trading glitch

Westpac compensates investors after trading glitch

Trades not executed after upgrade.
Mar 18 2014 6:43AM
Social engineering threat tops infosec risks: ASD

Social engineering threat tops infosec risks: ASD

Agencies told to avoid bait.
Mar 18 2014 6:14AM
Brocade challenges Cisco's compute stack

Brocade challenges Cisco's compute stack

Also boosts SAN to 8.2 Tbps.
May 5 2011 1:38PM
Video: IBM updates Power7 server line-up

Video: IBM updates Power7 server line-up

Blade systems added.
Apr 16 2010 6:18AM
Telstra unleashes another Android

Telstra unleashes another Android

May the fourth be with you.
Apr 12 2010 5:55PM
Video: Data breaches to cost more in the cloud

Video: Data breaches to cost more in the cloud

Australian Cost of Data Breach report released.
Apr 8 2010 11:16PM
Video: Apple iPad explodes, blends and is beaten

Video: Apple iPad explodes, blends and is beaten

Apple did say it would have multiple uses.
Apr 6 2010 2:44PM
Video: Rovers prepare for Martian winter

Video: Rovers prepare for Martian winter

Spirit moves to phase 2.
Mar 31 2010 1:31PM

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