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In-brief: A hacker capture the flag tournament will take place without any human intervention. It’s the final competition in DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge, a contest to spur development…
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In-brief: The use of open source software is exploding, but concerns about code quality and security in the open source supply chain persist, according to a report from the firm Sonatype.
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In-brief: After a fall from grace in the mobile handset business, Nokia is betting that its ability to do scale and security will help its Impact IoT platform best a crowded field. We speak with Ra…
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In-brief: Old and outdated software continues to plague medical environments, opening the doors to infections and data loss, even by long-forgotten computer viruses, according to a report by the se…
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In-brief: Following the success of the Hack the Pentagon bug bounty program, officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are considering launching a similar program aimed at medic…
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In-brief: A New York Magazine article imagines a massive, online attack on New York City in 2017. The scary thing: most of what it imagines has already happened.
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In-brief: A vulnerability in software by device maker D-Link is much more widespread than initially believed, affecting hundreds of thousands of Internet connected devices, including cameras, home …
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The deadline for submissions to the Sept. 22 Security of Things Forum has been extended until July 21. Acceptance is on a rolling basis, however, so get your submissions in soon! The Security of Th…
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In-brief: a network of 25,000 compromised closed circuit cameras has been implicated in a large denial of service attack used for cyber extortion. A known flaw in commonly used DVR technology may b…
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In-brief: The UK’s decision to leave the EU will have vast implications in the area of information security: from the standing of laws governing cyber crime and e-commerce to the decisions ma…
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In-brief: DHS’s S&T Directorate on Friday announced that it awarded $199,000 to Factom Inc., an Austin, Texas firm to fund a project titled “Blockchain Software to Prove Integrity of Capt…
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  • The Security Ledger
    Editor in Chief, 2012 - present
  • Kaspersky Lab
    Editor, Threatpost.com, 2010 - 2012
  • 451 Group
    Senior Analyst, Enterprise Security, 2007 - 2010
  • Infoworld
    Editor, 2006 - 2007
  • Ziff Davis
    Senior Writer, 2005 - 2006
  • IDG
    U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service, 2002 - 2005
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Technical Writer, 2000 - 2002
  • SteelPoint Technologies
    Marketing and Communications Manager, 1996 - 2000
  • Logica PLC
    Technical Writer, 1994 - 1996
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Belmont, Massaschusetts
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Boston
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security blogger | runner | dad
Introduction
I'm a 40-something living in the suburbs of Boston with my wife, three daughters and a mortgage. I'm Editor in Chief of The Security Ledger, a news blog that covers computer security and privacy, hacking and malware. In past lives, I've worked as a technology analyst and a reporter for a variety of publications including Threatpost.com, The 451 Group, Ziff Davis's eWeek, InfoWorld and the IDG News Service. My work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Salon.com, Forbes Small Business and elsewhere. I was, yes, a guest on The Oprah Show...but it's a long story.
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  • Vassar College
  • University of Utah
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Cyber insurance: Only fools rush in | ITworld
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Experts say that the cyber insurance market is still young and, when it comes to insuring against cyber attacks, do your homework

Liquid computing: The next wave of the mobile experience
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The traditional enterprise workflow is ripe for huge change as the focus moves away from working in a single context on a single device to t

Is It Time For Customs To Inspect Software? | Veracode Blog
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The Zombie Zero malware proves that sophisticated attackers are targeting the supply chain. Is it time to think about inspecting imported ha

Truth, Fiction and a 20 Year Old Vulnerability | Veracode Blog
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What were you doing in 1996? You remember '96, right? Jerry McGuire, Independence Day and Fargo were in the theaters. Everybody was dancing

Heartbleed Still Causing Heartburn on Industrial Systems | Veracode Blog
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An advisory from DHS's ICS CERT makes clear that ICS vendors are making progress toward fixing Heartbleed, but that customers face a long sl

AppSec Makes A Cameo In Obamacare Drama | Veracode Blog
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Warnings about death panels have proven to be overheated. Now the law's critics in Congress are demanding code audits for Healthcare.gov. Gu

Time to Crowdfund Open Source Security? | Application Security News, Res...
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Will crowd funding bug bounties for OpenSSL solve its security problems? Probably not. crowfund-openssl-bug-bounty. For years, security expe

Heartbleed And The Curse Of Third-Party Code | Application Security News...
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The recently disclosed vulnerability in OpenSSL pokes a number of enterprise pain points. Chief among them: the proliferation of vulnerable,

CERF: Classified NSA Work Mucked Up Security For Early TCP/IP | Applicat...
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Internet pioneer Vint Cerf says that he had access to cutting edge cryptographic technology in the mid 1970s that could have made TCP/IP mor

Hell is Other Contexts: How Wearables Will Transform Application Develop...
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Wearable technology is in its infancy. But don't be fooled: the advent of wearables will fundamentally change the job of the application dev

Five Product Security Questions Nobody At CES Wants You To Ask
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The annual Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas this week. With rivers of ink spilled on cool, new “smart” products, here are fi

AllSeen Alliance
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Enabling the Internet of Everything

Google Unveils Toolkit To Stop Online Oppression
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Google said on Monday that a suite of new services will help political activists, small businesses and non-profits defend themselves against

Breaking Bad(ware): Micro-targeting hits the spam world
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A new spam run targeting fans of the cult show Breaking Bad proves that for spammers (and other business folk) we are the sum of the niche g

7 ways to beat fingerprint biometrics
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Apple's embrace of finger scanning technology in the iPhone could be a breakthrough moment for biometrics. But finger scanners are no panace

DIY security: Cool tools you can build yourself
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DIY electronics is entering a golden age with the help of powerful, cheap, programmable devices like the Arduino micro controller and Raspbe

Secure Email Is Dead
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Recent revelations about wide ranging and warrantless government surveillance don’t mean that e-mail is dead – just that you can’t ever trus

IPMI: The most dangerous protocol you've never heard of
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Another week, another terrifying presentation about security holes in IPMI – a widely used technology for remote management of servers. But

Next up: The Jamming wars
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Personal privacy is going to turn from a "right" to a "fight" in the next decade, as individuals take up (digital) arms against government-

Black Hat 2013: Rise of the (Smart) Machines
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Don’t let all the light and heat over the NSA’s PRISM program fool you. The big story at this year’s annual Black Hat and DEFCON conferences