Inside the Media Mind of James Coker: The Cybersecurity “Run” Down

This week on Inside the Media Minds we sat down with James Coker, tech reporter at Infosecurity Magazine. Following an ‘unusual’ path to journalism, he began his career in finance, but quickly realized his passions were elsewhere. While maintaining his position, he earned his Master’s degree in journalism before diving into his new career.  While […]

Inside the Media Mind of Tara Seals: Technical Reporting with an Approachable Twist

On this week’s episode of Inside the Media Minds, we welcome Tara Seals (@wirelesswench), Senior Editor at Threatpost, an independent news site reporting on IT and business security to tech-savvy professionals.  Tara started off her career as an enterprise technology journalist in 1999 and has gained a wide-range of experience ever since. Throughout the years, […]

Virtual CYBERTACOS Media Roundtable: How the Pandemic Has Changed Cybersecurity Reporting (Possibly for Good)

In the post COVID-19 world, cybersecurity journalists are – like the rest of us – adjusting to a time when there are fewer moments for face-to-face contact, and work-related phone calls/interviews are sometimes interrupted by a dog barking or doorbell ringing in the background. For these reporters, the news cycle is spinning more swiftly than […]

Down to the Wire – Who’s Controlling Our Election?

I just attended a very thought-provoking webinar on Securing America’s Voice: Cybersecurity and the 2020 Election. Hosted by Dave Bitner of #TheCyberWire, and featuring Todd Carroll, CISO & VP Operations, #CybelAngel, and Chris Coleman, Principal and Founder, Dominus Group LLC, the discussion presented some frank insights from subject matter experts with a deep understanding of […]

RSA Conference: More than Cryptography, Craft Beer and Comedians

Part 2 in a series on what RSA’s mammoth growth means for security industry communicators In my last post, I broke down a few negative perceptions of the RSA Conference that I’m hearing a bit louder this year from media and industry contacts. In general I’m hearing more vocal opinions that the conference is too […]

Thoughts Heading into RSA Conference’s Cryptography, Craft Beer and Comedians

First of a blog series on the questions RSA’s mammoth growth raises for communicators in the cybersecurity industry The RSA Conference, “Where the world talks security,” is the world’s largest cybersecurity gathering and a bellwether for the digital security, privacy and risk industry. Claiming more than 50,000 attendees annually, last year RSA touted “17 keynote […]

Breaking Through the Noise and Maximizing your RSA Investment

It’s February, which can only mean one thing: cybersecurity companies across the U.S. are in the midst of preparations for the industry’s largest event – the RSA Conference. With more than 42,000 attendees expected, this year’s conference will be bigger than ever – making it even more difficult to stand out from the crowd. We […]

The Big Responsibility of Big Data: a Perspective on the GDPR to Date

Six months into enactment of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) hosted an expert discussion on how the post-GDPR world is going so far. The scope and impact of the GDPR are not to be understated; the massive preparatory efforts undertaken by any sensible entity doing […]

Women Rising: A Promising Wrap-up to DC CyberWeek

As DC CyberWeek came to a close, I had the privilege of attending an inspiring reception celebrating women in cybersecurity. Many thanks to The CyberWire and the other generous sponsors who hosted such a gracious evening. With about 300 women in attendance, the event was powerful proof that women in cyber are a growing force. […]

Inside the Media Mind of Grant Gross: The Progression and Regulation of Technology and Public Policy

Ever since his shy high school days, Grant Gross has been passionate about three things: technology, public policy and journalism. These interests are what propelled his journalism career and took him from covering school board and county commission meetings to becoming a highly regarded technology reporter. As a journalist for nearly 30 years, 14 of […]