Contributors to SearchSecurity

Current Contributors

  • Warwick Ashford

    Security Editor

    Warwick Ashford is Security Editor at Computer Weekly.

  • Madelyn Bacon

    Assistant Site Editor

  • Kevin Beaver

    Principle Logic, LLC

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

  • Crystal Bedell

    Crystal Bedell is an award-winning writer and editor specializing in business information technology.

  • John Burke

    Nemertes Research

    John Burke is CIO 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.

  • 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.

  • Mike Chapple

    University of Notre Dame

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

  • Philip Clarke

    Nemertes Research

    Philip Clarke is an expert on mobility and a senior research analyst with Nemertes Research, where he researches wireless and mobility trends that affect the enterprise.

  • Michael Cobb

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

  • Eric Cole

    SANS Institute

  • Dan Cornell

    Denim Group

    Dan Cornell investigates the application of secure coding and development techniques for Web-based software development methodologies.

  • George Crump

    Storage Switzerland

    George Crump is president of Storage Switzerland, an IT analyst firm focused on the storage and virtualization segments.

  • Paul DeGroot

    Pica Communications

    Paul DeGroot is principal consultant at Pica Communications.

  • Jeanne Debus

    Jeanne Debus is vice president at Cook, Hall & Hyde, Inc., a regional provider of commercial and personal insurance, employee benefits and risk management services.

  • Alan R. Earls

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

  • Olivia L. Eckerson

    Editorial Assistant

    Olivia is studying English at Northeastern University and is looking forward to pursuing a career in writing and information technology.

  • Ramin Edmond

    News Writer

    Ramin Edmond is a news writer for TechTarget covering enterprise mobility. Email him at or follow him @TheRealRamin.

  • Earl Follis

    Earl Follis is a long-time IT professional who has worked as a technical trainer, technical evangelist, network administrator, and in other IT positions for a variety of companies.

  • Stephen Foskett

    Gestalt IT

    Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology.

  • Anthony M. Freed

    Anthony M. Freed is an information security journalist and editor who has authored numerous feature articles, interviews and investigative reports which have been sourced and cited by dozens of major media outlets.

  • Jerry Freese

  • Colleen Frye

    Colleen has been a regular contributor to and as well as other Tech Target websites for some time now. Before this, she was an editor on Software Magazine and ESD Magazine before that. Frye has a breadth of experience writing about topics that range from SOA governance to infrastructure, from open source architecture tools to application integration.

  • Randall Gamby


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

  • David Geer

  • Kim Getgen

  • Francoise Gilbert

    IT Law Group

    Francoise Gilbert is the managing director of the IT Law Group and serves as the general counsel of the Cloud Security Alliance. She focuses on information privacy and security, cloud computing, and data governance.

  • Antone Gonsalves

    Director of News

    Antone Gonsalves is news director in the Networking media group, working on

  • Fernando Gont

    SI6 Networks

  • Lynn Goodendorf

  • Joseph Granneman

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

  • Michael Gregg

    Superior Solutions, Inc.

    Michael Gregg of The Solution Firm has extensive experience securing networks. You can confidentially ask him your corporate network security questions here.

  • David Griffeth

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

  • Ken Harthun

    Ken Harthun is a network administrator for an educational institution. He also writes the Security Corner blog for TechTarget's IT Knowledge Exchange.

  • Jonathan Hassell

    The Sun Valley Group, Inc.

    Jonathan Hassell is an expert contributor for several TechTarget sites.

  • Melissa Hathaway

    Melissa Hathaway, former acting senior director for cyberspace at the National Security Council, worked on cybersecurity for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama until August 2009, when she left to establish Hathaway Global Strategies, LLC.

  • Ernie Hayden

    Securicon, LLC

    Ernest N. Hayden (Ernie), CISSP, CEH, is currently an executive consultant with Alexandria, VA.-based Securicon.

  • Bill Hayes

  • Jay Heiser


    Jay G. Heiser writes the bi-monthly Layer 8 column for Information Security magazine.

  • Michael Heller

    Senior Reporter

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

  • 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.

  • Trent Henry


    Trent Henry is a research vice president at Gartner, and former research director at Burton Group.

  • Carrie Higbie Goetz

    The Siemon Company

    Simens Global Director Data Center Solutions and Services Carrie Higbie can answer your fundamental unified communications and collaboration (UCC) questions.

  • Sue Hildreth

    Sue Hildreth is the former Executive Editor of and a contributor to several TechTarget sites.

  • Eric Holmquist

    Accume Partners

  • George V. Hulme

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

  • Laura Hunter

    Laura E. Hunter (CISSP, MCSE: Security, MCDBA, Microsoft MVP) is a technology architect at Microsoft.

  • Billy Hurley

  • Diana Hwang

    Content Development Strategist

    Diana Hwang is a senior news writer for the Data Center and Virtualization media group covering Microsoft Windows desktops, tablets, Microsoft Office and mobile technology topics.

  • Andrew Jaquith


  • Johna Till Johnson

    Nemertes Research

  • Bruce Jones

  • Don Jones

    With more than a decade of professional experience in the IT industry, Don is the author of more than 30 IT books.

  • 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.

  • Glen Kemp

    Glen Kemp is a professional services consultant in the United Kingdom. He designs and deploys network and application security tools, including access control and firewalls.

  • Zeus Kerravala

    ZK Research

    Zeus Kerravala is the founder and principal analyst with ZK Research. Kerravala provides a mix of tactical and long-term strategic advice to constituents, including end-user IT and network managers; vendors of IT hardware, software and services; and the IT investment community. Prior to ZK Research, Kerravala was a senior vice president and distinguished research fellow with Yankee Group.

  • John Kindervag

    Forrester Research Inc.

    John Kindervag is a 20-year veteran of the high-technology world.

  • Paul Kirvan

  • Paul Korzeniowski

    Paul Korzeniowski is a freelance writer specializing in cloud computing technologies and issues, including big data analytics and cloud adoption trends.

  • Garry Kranz

    Staff Writer

  • Katie Kriz


  • Lee Kushner

    LJ Kushner and Associates, LLC

  • Adrian Lane


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

  • Nicole Laskowski

    Senior News Writer

    Nicole Laskowski is a senior news writer for She covers CIO strategies for analytics, business intelligence and data management.

  • Robert Lemos

  • Nick Lewis

    Information security threats expert Nick Lewis is standing by to help you defend your organization from attacks.

  • Kim Lindros

    Gracie Editorial

    Kim Lindros is a full-time content developer who writes about security and technology topics.

  • Pete Lindstrom

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

  • Peter Loshin

    Site Editor

    Before joining TechTarget, Peter Loshin was a technical editor at BYTE Magazine, a freelance writer and a former TCP/IP network engineer.

  • Gary Lynch

  • Nick Mankovich


  • Sean Martin

  • Tim Mather

  • Craig Mathias

    Farpoint Group

    Craig J. Mathias is a principal analyst with Farpoint Group and specializes in mobile, wireless and unified communication (UC) technologies.

  • Chris McClean

    Forrester Research

    Chris McClean is a principal analyst and research director at Forrester Research.

  • Shamus is the senior analyst for the network management practice at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). He has more than nine years of experience in the IT industry, primarily as a journalist covering the network infrastructure market.

  • Gary McGraw

    Cigital Inc.

    Gary McGraw is the CTO of Cigital, Inc., a software security consulting firm with headquarters in the Washington, D.C. area and thirteen offices throughout the world. He is a globally recognized authority on software security and the author of eight best-selling books on this topic.

  • Russ McRee

    Russ McRee is a security analyst, researcher, and founder of

  • James Alan Miller

    Senior Products Editor

  • Jennifer J. Minella is Vice President of Engineering with Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc., and most recently focuses in specialized areas of infrastructure security, including Network Access Control, 802.1X and Wireless Security technologies.

  • Rich Mogull


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

  • Jon Moore

  • David Mortman


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

  • Ed Moyle


    SearchCompliance contributor Ed Moyle is director of emerging business and technology at ISACA.

  • Mike Murray

  • Julie Myers

  • Judith Myerson

  • Tom Nolle

    CIMI Corporation

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

  • Hillary O'Rourke

  • 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.

  • Beth Pariseau

    Senior News Writer

    Beth Pariseau is the senior news writer for, part of the TechTarget network and Data Center and Virtualization media group.

  • Eric Parizo

    Senior Analyst

    Eric B. Parizo is senior analyst at Current Analysis.

  • Chris Partsenidis

    Chris Partsenidis is the founder and editor in chief of -- one of the few websites recommended by Cisco Systems.

  • Matthew Pascucci

    Get your questions on enterprise network security answered for free by expert Matthew Pascucci, an information security engineer for a large retail company.

  • Kimberly Kiefer Peretti

  • Adrian Perrig

  • John Pescatore

  • Brien Posey

    Brien Posey is a seven-time Microsoft MVP with two decades of IT experience. He has expertise in SharePoint collaboration administration and SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013.

  • W. Curtis Preston

  • Brian Prince

  • Thomas Ptacek

    Matasano Security

    Thomas Ptacek is a founder and principal at consultancy Matasano Security.

  • Beth Quinlan

    Beth Quinlan is a trainer/consultant in infrastructure technologies and security design.

  • Marcus J. Ranum

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

  • Michael Rasmussen

    Michael Rasmussen is founder of Corporate Integrity LLC, a leader in education, research, analysis and advisory services monitoring the challenges and trends of the business roles accountable for corporate governance, enterprise risk management, and compliance (GRC). Michael is a sought after thought-leader, keynote speaker, author, collaborator and one of the industry's foremost authorities in understanding GRC.

  • Adam Rice

  • Kathleen Richards

    Information Security

  • Robert Richardson

    Editorial Director

    Robert Richardson currently serves as editorial director of TechTarget's Security media group.

  • Ted Ritter

    Nemertes Research

    Ted Ritter is a senior account executive with Nemertes Research.

  • Martin Roesch


    Martin Roesch founded Sourcefire in 2001 and served as CTO until it was acquired by Cisco, where he is now Chief Architect of the Security Business Group.

  • Bernie Rominski

    Regis Corporation

  • Mike Rothman


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

  • Margaret Rouse

    Margaret Rouse writes for and manages, TechTarget’s IT encyclopedia and learning center.

  • Bob Russo

    PCI Security Standards Council

    Bob Russo, the General Manager of the PCI Security Standards Council, works with representatives from American Express, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc to drive awareness and adoption of the PCI Data Security Standard.

  • Moriah Sargent

    Associate Managing Editor

    Moriah Sargent is an Associate Managing Editor for the Business Applications and Architecture media group at TechTarget.

  • Anand Sastry


    Anand Sastry is Vice President of Incident Response at Barclays.

  • Karen Scarfone

    Scarfone Cybersecurity

  • Ezzie Schaff

  • David Schneier

    R.I.S.C. Associates

  • Cory Scott

    Cory Scott is a director at Matasano Security, an independent security research and development firm that works with vendors and enterprises to pinpoint and eradicate security flaws, using penetration testing, reverse engineering, and source code review.

  • Brian Sears

    Brian C. Sears has over 30 years of experience as an IT professional.

  • Nick Selby

    StreetCred Software, Inc.

  • Margie Semilof

    Editorial Director

    Margie Semilof is the editorial director for TechTarget's Data Center and Virtualization media group.

  • 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.

  • Rob Shapland

    First Base Technologies LLP

    Rob Shapland is a senior penetration tester at First Base Technologies where he specialises in Web application security.

  • Sharon Shea

    Site Editor

  • David Sherry

    Brown University

  • Jerry Silva

  • Mark Smith

    Ventana Research

    Mark is an expert in technology for business from performance management, business intelligence, analytics to information management across finance, operations and IT. He is an industry veteran with more than 22 years of experience.

  • Rick Smith

  • Joel Snyder

    Opus One

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

  • Tony Spinelli


  • Lance Spitzner

    SANS Institute

    Lance Spitzner is a training director at SANS Institute.

  • Jan Stafford

    Executive Editor

    As executive editor, Jan Stafford plans and oversees strategy and operations for TechTarget's Application Development Editorial Team.

  • Marc Staimer

    Dragon Slayer Consulting

    Marc Staimer is the founder, senior analyst and CDS at Dragon Slayer Consulting in Beaverton, Ore.

  • John Strand

    Black Hills Information Security

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

  • 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.

  • Peter Sullivan

  • Maxim Tamarov

    Editorial Assistant

    Maxim Tamarov is an editorial assistant at TechTarget.

  • 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/testing services for over two decades.

  • Keith Townsend

    Keith Townsend is the principal of The CTO Advisor LLC and founder of with more than 15 years of related experience designing, implementing and managing data center technologies.

  • Linda Tucci

    Executive Editor

    Linda Tucci is executive editor for TechTarget's CIO/IT Strategy media group.

  • Johannes Ullrich

    SANS Technology Institute

  • Mike O. Villegas


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

  • Steven Weil

    Independent security consultant

    SearchSecurity contributor Steven Weil is an independent security consultant.

  • Ravila Helen White

    Providence Health & Services

  • Ivy Wigmore

    Content Editor

    Ivy Wigmore is content editor on, the IT encyclopedia engine behind TechTarget’s large network of technology media websites.

  • Ira Winkler

    Secure Mentem

  • Ron Woerner

    Ron Woerner is a security officer at a large financial services firm.

  • Rob Wright

    Site Editor

  • Jane Wright

  • Joshua Wright

  • Chris Wysopal


    Chris Wysopal is a founder of the Organization for Internet Safety, an industry group that has published guidelines for responsible vulnerability disclosure. He's currently the Chief Technology Officer at Veracode.

  • Steve Zurier


Past Contributors