Jacob Riggs is a UK based Security Researcher with The Guardian. He is also the Founder of Subject Access and Elpis. Prior to his current employment, he was formerly the Chief Architect of CryptKey and worked in cyber security supporting third sector charities such as Age UK, Alzheimer's Society, and The Children’s Society. He currently lives in London, England.
Riggs identifies as a crypto-anarchist and has contributed to a number of open-source projects centered on protecting the privacy and political freedoms of others. He has participated in the coordination of political protests and remained highly critical of the ethics behind offensive hacking and surveillance contractors such as HackingTeam.
Riggs has also been publicly credited with saving the life of a stab victim in 2015.