Contributors to Security

Current Contributors

  • Lena Young

    Editorial Assistant

    Lena Young is an editorial assistant for TechTarget's Security Media Group.

  • (ISC) 2

    (ISC)2 is a nonprofit membership association that offers a wide portfolio of educational materials that are part of a holistic approach to cybersecurity.

  • Daniel Allen

    N2 Cyber Security Consultants

    Daniel Allen is an information technology specialist with a master's degree in cybersecurity and information assurance.

  • Rahul Awati

    Rahul Awati is a PMP-certified project manager with IT infrastructure experience spanning storage, compute and enterprise networking.

  • Madelyn Bacon

    Associate Site Editor

  • Kevin Beaver

    Principle Logic, LLC

    Kevin Beaver is an information security consultant, writer, professional and speaker with Atlanta-based Principle Logic LLC.

  • Corinne Bernstein

    Corinne Bernstein has written and edited business and technology articles for more than 30 years.

  • Christophe Bertrand

    Practice Director

    Practice Director Christophe Bertrand covers data protection at ESG.

  • David Bianco

    Target

    David Bianco is an active member of the threat-hunting community, speaking and writing about subjects such as incident detection and response, threat intelligence and threat hunting.

  • Stephen J. Bigelow

    Senior Technology Editor

    Stephen J. Bigelow, senior technology editor in the Data Center and Virtualization media group, has more than 20 years of technical writing experience in the PC/technology industry.

  • Bridget Botelho

    Editorial Director, News

    Bridget Botelho joined TechTarget as a reporter in 2007 and has covered a variety of technologies and IT industry trends.

  • Mark Bowker

    Senior Analyst

    Senior Analyst Mark Bowker analyzes what it takes to support and secure the hybrid workforce via end user computing solutions.

  • John Burke

    Nemertes Research

    John Burke is CTO and principal research analyst with Nemertes Research. With nearly two decades of technology experience, he has worked at all levels of IT, including end-user support specialist, programmer, system administrator, database specialist, network administrator, network architect and systems architect.

  • Hanno Böck

    Hanno Böck is a journalist and IT security expert. He publishes a newsletter about TLS and has presented at Black Hat, Def Con and other conferences.

  • Jon Callas

    Jon Callas is an inventor, cryptographer, software engineer, and entrepreneur.

  • Caron Carlson

  • Brad Casey

    Brad Casey holds an MS from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and has experience in penetration testing, public key infrastructure, Voice over IP (VoIP) and network packet analysis.

  • Nick Cavalancia

    Techvangelism

    Nick Cavalancia is an IT consultant, trainer and writer. He writes about business continuity and disaster recovery for SearchDisasterRecovery.

  • Deepayan Chanda

    Cubic Consulting

    Deepayan Chanda is an advisor at Cubic Consulting.

  • Mike Chapple

    University of Notre Dame

    Mike Chapple, Ph. D., CISA, CISSP, is a senior director of IT with the University of Notre Dame.

  • Vinny Choinski

    Senior Analyst

    Senior Analyst Vinny Choinski provides independent analysis of technology solutions in the data protection segment for ESG.

  • Reda Chouffani

    Biz Technology Solutions

    As a Healthcare Informatics consultant, cloud expert and a business intelligence architect, Reda Chouffani helps enterprise clients make the best use of technology to streamline operations and improve productivity. Chouffani runs the consulting practice he co-founded, Biz Technology Solutions Inc, and works closely with key accounts.

  • Casey Clark

    Casey Clark is a former assistant site editor for SearchSecurity.

  • Rob Clyde

    Isaca

    Rob Clyde is a technology and cyber security expert and serves as chair of Isaca's board of directors.

  • Michael Cobb

    Michael Cobb , CISSP-ISSAP is a renowned security author with more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry.

  • Ben Cole

    Executive Editor

    Ben Cole is executive editor, overseeing SearchBusinessAnalytics, SearchDataManagement, SearchEnterpriseAI and Data Science Central.

  • TechTarget Contributor

    Every day, millions of technology professionals rely on TechTarget’s network of sites to consume news analysis; read useful tutorials, how-tos and tips; and consume in-depth features and vendor product comparisons.

  • Sarah Cortes

  • Alexander Culafi

    News Writer

    Alexander Culafi is a writer, journalist and podcaster based in Boston, Mass.

  • Ravi Das

    RaviDas.Tech Inc.

    Ravi Das is a cybersecurity consultant and business development specialist.

  • Elizabeth Davies

    Elizabeth Davies is a seasoned technology writer and content development professional.

  • Alex DelVecchio

    Content Development Strategist

    Alex DelVecchio is the content development strategist for the CIO group.

  • Katie Donegan

    Associate Site Editor

    Katie Donegan is an associate site editor for SearchSecurity and SearchCloudSecurity.

  • Peyton Doyle

    News Editorial Assistant

    Peyton Doyle is a student studying journalism at Northeastern University in Boston.

  • Alan R. Earls

    Alan R. Earls is a freelance writer focused on business and technology.

  • Eamon McCarthy Earls

    Eamon McCarthy Earls is the founder and director of Global North Institute.

  • McGraw Hill Education

    McGraw Hill Education empowers students, educators and lifelong learners to achieve their goals.

  • Pearson Education

    Pearson products are designed to support and advance career development for professionals.

  • Kevin Ferguson

    Kevin Ferguson has written about technology for many years and for many publications. Kevin holds a BA in journalism from Rutgers University and an MPA from Harvard University.

  • Kevin Fiscus

    SANS Institute

    Kevin Fiscus is a principal instructor at the SANS Institute and owner and senior consultant at Cyber Defense Advisors.

  • Laura Fitzgibbons

    Laura Fitzgibbons is a research writer, technical writer and technical illustrator specializing in science and technology content.

  • Andrew Froehlich

    West Gate Networks

    Andrew has been involved in enterprise IT for over 15 years. His primary focus has been in Cisco wired - wireless - voice network design, implementation and support as well as network security.

  • Randall Gamby

    HP

    Randall Gamby is a contributor regarding enterprise identity and access management.

  • Damon Garn

    Cogspinner Coaction

    Damon Garn works as a freelance writer and editor and has written the Linux+, Cloud Essentials+, Cloud+ and Server+ CompTIA study guides.

  • David Geer

    Geer Communications

  • Kate Gerwig

    Editorial Director

    Kate Gerwig is the editorial director for TechTarget's Networking and Security Media Group.

  • Anthony Giandomenico

    Fortinet

    Anthony Giandomenico is a Senior Security Strategist/Researcher at Fortinet.

  • Stan Gibson

    Stan Gibson Communications

    Stan Gibson, an award-winning technology writer and former executive editor at eWEEK and PC Week, is principal at Stan Gibson Communications.

  • Francoise Gilbert

    Greenberg Traurig

    Francoise Gilbert is an attorney focusing on information privacy and security, cloud computing, disruptive technologies, and data governance. She is a partner at Greenberg Traurig, the largest US law firm.

  • Alexander S. Gillis

    Technical Writer and Editor

    Alexander S. Gillis is an assistant technical writer and editor in the WhatIs group at TechTarget.

  • Antone Gonsalves

    News Director

    Antone Gonsalves is news director in the Networking Media Group.

  • Chris Gonsalves

    TechTarget

  • Fernando Gont

    SI6 Networks

  • Lynn Goodendorf

  • Mathieu Gorge

    VigiTrust

    Mathieu Gorge is the CEO and founder of VigiTrust, which provides consultancy services in the legal aspects of corporate security.

  • John Grady

    Senior Analyst

    Senior Analyst John Grady covers network security at ESG.

  • Joseph Granneman

    Illumination.io

    Joseph Granneman is SearchSecurity.com's resident expert on information security management. He has more than 20 years of technology experience, primarily focused in health care information technology

  • David Griffeth

    David Griffeth is the Vice President of Business Line Integration and Reporting at RBS Citizens Bank.

  • Jessica Groopman

    Kaleido Insights

    Jessica Groopman is an industry analyst and founding partner at Kaleido Insights.

  • Dave Gruber

    Principal Analyst

    Principal Analyst Dave Gruber covers endpoint security, application security, email security, and managed detection and response at ESG, where he helps product marketing and management leaders develop winning strategies in these highly competitive markets.

  • Isabella Harford

    Assistant Site Editor

    Isabella Harford is an assistant site editor for the Security media group at TechTarget.

  • Ted Harrington

    Independent Security Evaluators

    Ted Harrington is an executive partner at Independent Security Evaluators.

  • Christopher Hart

    Foley Hoag LLP

    With significant trial litigation, appellate advocacy and cybersecurity experience, Chris Hart has counseled and represented sovereign nations, Fortune 500 companies, start-up companies, non-profits, and individuals in a wide variety of contexts for over a decade.

  • Ernie Hayden

    443 Consulting LLC

    Ernie Hayden, CISSP, GICSP (Gold), PSP, is the founder and principal of 443 Consulting LLC and is an ICS security subject matter expert.

  • Bill Hayes

  • Michael Heller

    Senior Reporter

    Michael Heller is a senior reporter for SearchSecurity covering breaking information security news, industry analysis and product strategy.

  • Michael Heller

    Senior Reporter

  • Paul Henry

    SANS Institute

    Paul Henry is a senior instructor with the SANS Institute and a recognized industry expert in VMware virtualization security and digital forensics.

  • Robbie Higgins

  • Makenzie Holland

    News Writer

    Makenzie Holland is a news writer covering big tech and federal regulation.

  • Brenda L. Horrigan

    Senior Managing Editor

    Brenda L. Horrigan is a senior managing editor with extensive publishing and international affairs experience.

  • George V. Hulme

    George Hulme has written about business, technology, and IT security topics. He currently freelances for a wide range of publications,

  • Alissa Irei

    Senior Site Editor

    Alissa Irei is senior site editor for SearchSecurity at TechTarget. In previous roles at TechTarget, she was a senior writer for SearchNetworking, SearchSecurity and SearchUnifiedCommunications; features and e-zine editor for Network Evolution; and site editor for SearchSDN.

  • Kyle Johnson

    Technology Editor

    Kyle Johnson is a technology editor for SearchSecurity and SearchNetworking.

  • Johna Till Johnson

    Nemertes Research

  • Charles Kao

    Simply Auri

    Charles Kao is an entrepreneur and cybersecurity advisor with Simply Auri.

  • Khalid Kark

    Forrester Research Inc.

    Khalid Kark is a research director at Forrester Research Inc., leading the team responsible for delivering research and advisory services to IT leaders.

  • Diana Kelley

    SecurityCurve

    Diana Kelley is the co-founder and CTO of SecurityCurve, as well as a board member at multiple organizations, consulting analyst and author.

  • Will Kelly

    Will Kelly is a technology writer and content creator.

  • Sean Michael Kerner

    Sean Michael Kerner is an IT consultant, technology enthusiast and tinkerer, and has been known to spend his spare time immersed in the study of the Klingon language and satellite pictures of Area 51.

  • Frank Kim

    SANS Institute

    Frank Kim is the curriculum director at the SANS Institute and founder of ThinkSec, a security consulting and CISO advisory firm.

  • Paul Kirvan

    Paul Kirvan is an independent consultant/IT auditor and technical writer/editor/educator. He has more than 25 years experience in business continuity, disaster recovery, security, enterprise risk management, telecomm/IT auditing.

  • Charles Kolodgy

    Security Mindsets

    Charles Kolodgy is principal at Security Mindsets and has specialized in cybersecurity and unified threat management for more than 30 years.

  • Ashwin Krishnan

    StandOutin90Sec

    Ashwin Krishnan is the host of StandOutin90Sec.

  • The Pragmatic Programmers LLC

    The Pragmatic Programmers supplies professional software developers with the information they need to perfect their craft and forward their careers.

  • Alicia Landsberg

    Managing Editor

    Alicia Landsberg is the managing editor for the Networking and Security Media Group.

  • Adrian Lane

    Securosis

    Adrian Lane is a senior security strategist with over 25 years of industry experience.

  • Rick Lawhorn

    Rick Lawhorn, CISSP, CISA, CHP, CHSS, has more than 20 years of experience in information technology.

  • Robert M Lee

    Dragos, Inc.

    Robert M. Lee is a SANS-certified instructor and the CEO and founder of Dragos Inc.

  • Robert Lemos

    Robert Lemos is an award-winning technology journalist who has reported on computer security and cybercrime for more than 20 years.

  • Tsahi Levent-Levi

    BlogGeek.me

    Tsahi Levent-Levi is an analyst and consultant for WebRTC with 15 years of experience in the telecommunications, VoIP and 3G industries.

  • Pete Lindstrom

    Pete Lindstrom is Research Director for Spire Security, an industry analyst firm providing analysis and research in the information security field.

  • Steve Lipner

    SafeCode

    Steve Lipner is the executive director of SafeCode -- the Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code.

  • Vicki Livingston

    Vicki Livingston is an independent consultant.

  • Peter Loshin

    Senior Technology Editor

    Peter Loshin rejoined TechTarget as senior technology editor after a two-year break to write technical documentation for Amazon Web Services.

  • Dejan Lukan

    Protean Security

    SearchSecurity contributor Dejan Lukan is a security researcher with InfoSec Institute.

  • Ben Lutkevich

    Technical Writer

    Ben is a technical writer for WhatIs.com, as part of the High-Performance Content team.

  • Melinda Marks

    Senior Analyst

    Melinda Marks is a senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), a division of TechTarget, where she covers cloud and application security.

  • Sean Martin

  • Tim McCarthy

    News Writer

    Tim McCarthy covers cloud and data storage news for TechTarget.

  • Kevin McDonald

    Alvaka Networks

    Kevin B. McDonald is chief operating officer and chief information security officer at Alvaka Networks, a network management and security firm in Irvine, California.

  • Gary McGraw

    Synopsys

    Gary McGraw is the Vice President Security Technology of Synopsys (SNPS), a silicon valley company headquartered in Mountain View, CA. He is a globally recognized authority on software security and the author of eight best-selling books on this topic.

  • Cameron McKenzie

    TechTarget

    Cameron McKenzie is the Editor In Chief for TheServerSide.com.

  • O'Reilly Media

    Through its books and online learning material, O'Reilly Media supports professionals in their ongoing quest for expertise in the IT industry.

  • Madelaine Millar

    TechTarget

    Madelaine Millar is a news writer covering network technology at TechTarget. She has previously covered tech for MIT's Lincoln Lab and Khoury College.

  • James Alan Miller

    Senior Executive Editor

    James is a senior executive editor in the Content Innovation and Amplification group, where he leads the High-Performance Content team.

  • Rich Mogull

    Securosis

    Rich Mogull has 20 years of experience in information security, physical security, and risk management.

  • Lisa Morgan

    Lisa Morgan is a journalist, industry analyst and content strategist who writes and speaks about emerging technologies and their impacts on business and society.

  • David Mortman

    Dell

    David Mortman is a Chief Security Architect at Dell (Enstratius).

  • Ed Moyle

    Drake Software

    Ed Moyle is systems and software security director at Drake Software.

  • Ellen Muraskin

    Ellen Muraskin has been writing about telecom and IT since 1993.

  • Jerald Murphy

    Nemertes Research

    Jerry Murphy is a contributor with over 25 years of experience in the IT industry and currently serves as the SVP of Research and Consulting at Nemertes.

  • Shaun Nichols

    Shaun Nichols is a senior news writer covering the security industry. He has spent 15 years covering enterprise and B2B tech for international news outlets.

  • Tom Nolle

    Tom Nolle is the president of CIMI Corporation, a strategic consulting firm specializing in telecommunications and data communications. Learn more about Tom Nolle.

  • Amy Novotny

    Senior Managing Editor

    Amy Novotny is Senior Managing Editor of TechTarget's Content Innovation and Amplification Group.

  • Jim O'Donnell

    News Writer

    Jim O'Donnell covers all things SAP for SearchSAP.

  • Eric Ogren

    The Ogren Group

    Eric Ogren is founder and principal analyst of the Ogren Group, which provides industry analyst services for vendors focusing on virtualization and security.

  • Gary Olsen

    Gary was named a Microsoft MVP for 12 consecutive years and is currently chairman of the annual Atlanta TechStravaganza event.

  • Jon Oltsik

    Senior Principal Analyst & ESG Fellow

    Jon Oltsik is an ESG senior principal analyst, an ESG fellow, and the founder of the firm's cybersecurity service.

  • Kogan Page

    Kogan Page produces books and digital content by the world's leading business experts to help professionals develop abilities and grow careers.

  • Ian Palmer

    Ian Palmer is a freelance writer who covers technology, business and automotives. He enjoys tinkering with small engine equipment in his spare time.

  • Beth Pariseau

    Senior News Writer

    Beth Pariseau is a senior news writer for the Cloud/DevOps group at TechTarget.

  • Matthew Pascucci

    Matthew Pascucci is a security architect, privacy advocate and security blogger. He holds many security certificates and founded Frontline Sentinel.

  • Andy Patrizio

    Andy Patrizio is a veteran technology journalist based in southern California.

  • Eric Patterson

    SANS Technology Institute

    Eric Patterson is the executive director of the SANS Technology Institute.

  • Sabrina Polin

    Managing Editor

    Sabrina Polin is a managing editor for TechTarget's Video Content team.

  • Jack Poller

    Senior Analyst

    ESG Senior Analyst Jack Poller covers Identity and Data Security, drawing upon more than 25 years of industry experience across a broad range of systems, storage, networking, and cloud-based products and markets.

  • Brien Posey

    Brien Posey is a 15-time Microsoft MVP with two decades of IT experience. He has served as a lead network engineer for the U.S. Department of Defense and as a network administrator for some of the largest insurance companies in America.

  • Mary K. Pratt

    Mary K. Pratt is an award-winning freelance journalist with a focus on covering enterprise IT and cybersecurity management and strategy.

  • No Starch Press

    No Starch Press publishes the finest in IT 'geek entertainment,' with volumes on programming, cybersecurity, hacking, sys admin and more.

  • Technics Publications

    Technics Publications

    Technics Publications creates learning materials -- books, classes, videos and more -- to fill niches in the data and leadership space, such as data modeling and data strategy.

  • Manning Publications Co.

    Established in 1993, Manning Publications is an independent and innovative publisher of books for the IT community.

  • Packt Publishing

    Packt Publishing aims to put software to work in new ways by providing IT professionals high-caliber learning materials and services.

  • Wiley Publishing

    For over 200 years, Wiley has delivered the best in learning resources for an array of professionals and students.

  • Marcus J. Ranum

    Marcus J. Ranum is a world-renowned expert on security system design and implementation.

  • Adam Rice

  • Kathleen Richards

  • Robert Richardson

    Robert Richardson a former editorial director of TechTarget's Security media group.

  • James Ringold

    Westinghouse Electric Company

    James Ringold is CISO at Westinghouse Electric Company. He has more than 20 years of experience in information security.

  • Jeffrey Ritter

    University of Oxford

    Jeffrey Ritter, Esq., is one of the nation's leading experts on information governance, security, the use of digital information as evidence and the emergence of cloud services.

  • Linda Rosencrance

    Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer and editor in the Boston area.

  • Steven Ross

    Risk Masters, Inc.

    Steven Ross is the executive principal and founder of Risk Masters, Inc. and holds certification as a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP).

  • Paul Rostick

    Paul Rostick is an expert consulting advisor in industrial cybersecurity program management.

  • Mike Rothman

    Securosis

    Mike Rothman, president of Securosis, is a SearchSecurity.com contributor on network security and security management issues.

  • Char Sample

    ICF International

    Char Sample is a cybersecurity research fellow at ICF International.

  • Anand Sastry

    Barclays

    Anand Sastry is Vice President of Incident Response at Barclays.

  • Ed Scannell

    Editor at Large

    Ed Scannell is Editor at Large with TechTarget’s News Group.

  • Karen Scarfone

    Scarfone Cybersecurity

  • Margie Semilof

    Editor At Large

    Margie covers topics of special interest to enterprise architects and others on corporate strategic management teams.

  • Dave Shackleford

    Voodoo Security

    Dave Shackleford is the founder and principal consultant with Voodoo Security, as well as a SANS analyst, instructor, and course author and GIAC technical director.

  • Mary E. Shacklett

    Transworld Data

    Mary E. Shacklett is president of Transworld Data, a technology analytics, market research and consulting firm.

  • Rob Shapland

    Falanx Cyber

    Rob Shapland is an ethical hacker specializing in cloud security, social engineering and delivering cybersecurity training to companies worldwide.

  • Sharon Shea

    Executive Editor

    Sharon Shea is executive editor of the Security Media Group, overseeing SearchSecurity, SearchCloudSecurity and SearchCompliance.

  • Robert Sheldon

    Robert Sheldon, technical consultant and freelance technology writer, has written numerous books, articles and training materials.

  • David J. Sherry

    Princeton University

    David Sherry is CISO at Princeton University.

  • David Sherry

    Brown University

  • Charles Shirer

    Charles Shirer is a security consultant and threat hunter.

  • Frank Siemons

    RedSec

    Frank Siemons is an IT security expert based in Australia. His track record consists of many years of systems and security administration.

  • Terry Slattery

    NetCraftsmen

    Terry Slattery is principal architect at NetCraftsmen and has 20 years of network consulting and design work experience.

  • Joel Snyder

    Opus One

    Learn about Dr. Joel Snyder, an internationally recognized telecommunications and network security expert. Browse his archive of information security articles.

  • Jason Soroko

    Sectigo

    Jason Soroko is CTO of IoT at Sectigo.

  • Craig Stedman

    Industry Editor

    Craig Stedman produces in-depth packages of editorial content on business intelligence, analytics, data management and AI technologies for TechTarget Editorial and works on other editorial and research initiatives.

  • John Strand

    Black Hills Information Security

    John Strand currently is a Senior Security Researcher with his company Black Hills Information

  • Peter Sullivan

  • Dan Sullivan

    Dan Sullivan is an author, systems architect, and consultant with over 20 years of IT experience. He creates tips and advice about cloud computing.

  • Maggie Sullivan

    SEO/Content Specialist

    Maggie Sullivan is a SEO/Content Specialist for TechTarget's Networking Group.

  • Taina Teravainen

    Taina Teravainen is a former assistant site editor for the Security Media group.

  • Katie Terrell Hanna

    Katie Terrell Hanna is a freelance writer and content marketing professional for a variety of enterprise technology companies.

  • Ed Tittel

    Ed Tittel has worked for over 30 years as a software developer and development manager, a networking consultant, a trainer and course developer, and a technical evangelist for several companies.

  • Kevin Tolly

    The Tolly Group

    Kevin Tolly is the founder of The Tolly Group, a leading provider of third-party validation and testing services for over two decades.

  • Linda Tucci

    Industry Editor -- CIO/IT Strategy

    Linda Tucci, Industry editor -- CIO/IT strategy, focuses on developing strategic editorial and research initiatives for TechTarget.

  • Johannes Ullrich

    SANS Technology Institute

  • Loganaden Velvindron

    CyberStorm.mu

    Loganaden Velvindron is an open source software developer and IETF participant working from Mauritius, a small island in the Indian Ocean.

  • Jaikumar Vijayan

    Independent journalist and tech content creation specialist covering data security and privacy, business intelligence, big data and data analytics.

  • Mike O. Villegas

    K3DES LLC

    Miguel O. "Mike" Villegas is an enterprise security management expert currently serving as vice president for K3DES LLC.

  • Arielle Waldman

    News Writer

    Arielle Waldman graduated from the University of Tampa and worked as a reporter for the 'Tampa Bay Times.' She covers security for TechTarget.

  • Steven Weil

    Point B

    Steven Weil, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC is Information Security Director & Cybersecurity Principal Consultant for Point B.

  • Rob Wright

    News Director

    Rob Wright is the news director of TechTarget's Security Media Group.

  • Gavin Wright

    Gavin Wright is a high-tech and computer engineering veteran with over 15 years of experience.

  • Joshua Wright

  • Kinza Yasar

    Technical Writer

    Kinza Yasar is a technical writer at TechTarget. She has a background in IT, including a focus on networking in the telecommunications industry.

  • Andrew Zola

    Andrew Zola is a freelance technology journalist with bylines everywhere.

  • Steve Zurier

    ZFeatures

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