Dr Dreyfus is an Australian-American technology journalist and researcher, and author of the 1997 cult classic Underground: Hacking, Madness and Obsession on the Electronic Frontier
Dr Dreyfus is an Australian-American technology journalist and researcher, and author of the 1997 cult classic Underground: Hacking, Madness and Obsession on the Electronic Frontier. The book describes the exploits of a group of Australian, American, and British hackers during the late 1980s and early 1990s, among them Julian Assange, who is credited as researcher for the book. In 2011, a new edition of the book was published, with updated chapters. Underground has been translated into seven other languages.
Dreyfus was also associate producer for the documentary In the Realm of the Hackers, inspired by Underground, in 2003. She has been a contributor to The Independent and The Age, as well as to radio programs like the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Late Night Live with Philip Adams. She trained and worked as a staff reporter on a daily newspaper in Australia.
Dreyfus is a researcher in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. She is the Principal Researcher on an international study on the impact of digital technologies on whistleblowing. Dreyfus is described as having particular interest in digital whistleblowing, health informatics, computer security and organisational change.