Gordon Corera is a journalist and author specialising in security and intelligence issues. He was educated at Oxford and Harvard Universities and joined the BBC in 1997. In 2004, he was appointed a Security Correspondent for BBC News covering terrorism, cyber security, the work of intelligence agencies and other national security issues for BBC TV, Radio and Online. He has reported from across the United States, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and presented programmes focusing on intelligence agencies including MI6, MI5, GCHQ, the CIA, NSA and Mossad as well as issues relating to technology and security and the 2003 Iraq war.
He is the author of a number of books including Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity and the Rise and Fall of the AQ Khan Network; Intercept - The Secret History of Computers and Spies; MI6 – Life and Death in the British Secret Service, The Secret Pigeon Service and Russians Among Us.