Meet the Editors
SearchSecurity and Information Security magazine have a team of dedicated editors who bring you the best and most timely security information available ... all at no cost to you. Our staff researches, writes and even aggregates information from across the Web on a daily basis to ensure you're always up to date on the latest news and technology updates. We also keep in contact with our site members, subscribers and top technical experts to bring you a constant stream of fresh, original content. Here's a look at who's behind the site:
Ben Cole Executive Editor [email protected]
Ben Cole is executive editor for SearchSecurity, SearchCloudSecurity and SearchCompliance. Prior to joining TechTarget, Ben was the online editor for HealthLeaders Media, based in Marblehead, Mass. He began his journalism career as a reporter with the Massachusetts daily newspapers The Gardner News and the Sentinel and Enterprise.
Sharon Shea Senior Site Editor [email protected]
Sharon Shea is senior site editor of the Security Media Group, overseeing SearchSecurity, SearchCloudSecurity and SearchCompliance. Sharon joined TechTarget in 2011 as a marketing copywriter and became an assistant site editor for the Security Media Group, after which she launched IoT Agenda, creating and managing the IoT Agenda guest contributor network. She graduated from Suffolk University with a BSJ in print journalism and minor in advertising.
Sandra Gittlen Editor at Large [email protected]
Sandra Gittlen is editor at large for TechTarget's Networking and Security Media Group. She joined TechTarget in 2019 to write on a wide range of networking and security topics. Sandra has written about enterprise technologies and IT overall for nearly 25 years. For 15 years, she was a freelancer with a client portfolio that ranged from industry publications to companies targeting IT buyers. Prior to freelancing, Sandra was an editor and reporter at IDG's Network World. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Chuck Moozakis Editor at Large [email protected]
Chuck Moozakis is editor at large of the Networking and Security Media Group. Formerly, he served as the Networking Group's executive editor and site editor for SearchNetworking. Chuck has covered networking, telecommunications, new media and print production technologies for more than 25 years. Prior to joining TechTarget, Chuck was editor in chief at News & Tech and also served as senior editor for InternetWeek.
Katie Donegan Assistant Site Editor [email protected]
Katie Donegan is an assistant site editor for SearchSecurity and SearchCloudSecurity. She is a communication and journalism graduate of University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her work has appeared in the Massachusetts Daily Collegian and Amherst Wire. Prior to joining TechTarget, she directed the news program at WMUA 91.1 FM, and worked as a producer at a local television news show.
Brenda Horrigan Managing Editor [email protected]
Brenda L. Horrigan, Ph.D., is a managing editor for the Business Initiatives Editorial group, working with the Security and Networking Media Group at TechTarget. An expert writer, researcher and editor, she has more than 20 years of experience in publishing, with seven years focused on the IT market, and a background in international affairs as well. She produces a variety of e-publications for an audience of IT professionals, manages outreach with IT publishers across the U.S. and works closely with both in-house editorial staff and industry experts.
Alicia Landsberg Managing Editor [email protected]
Alicia Landsberg is the managing editor for the Networking and Security Media Group. Prior, she served as a senior editor producing product content for areas in Data Center Virtualization, Cloud DevOps and Health IT. Alicia worked in educational publishing at Pearson and Cengage Learning before joining TechTarget in 2016. She has also reported and written for several print and online publications throughout her career.
Michael Heller Senior Reporter [email protected]
Michael Heller is a senior reporter for SearchSecurity. He reports on daily news in the IT/infosec world, covering both the most relevant stories, as well as those that require more in-depth analysis. He joined SearchSecurity in January 2015 after four years writing about consumer hardware and software in the mobile ecosystem.
Alissa Irei Senior Writer [email protected]
Alissa Irei is a senior writer in the Networking and Security Media Group, contributing to SearchNetworking, SearchSecurity and SearchUnifiedCommunications. In previous roles at TechTarget, she was features and e-zine editor for Network Evolution and site editor of SearchSDN. Alissa graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a master's degree in journalism, going on to work as a videographer, producer, video editor and on-air journalist for ABC and NBC news outlets in Montana and South Carolina. She later served as a lead editor at a Boston-based content marketing firm and as the editorial and creative services director at a small liberal arts college. Her work as a multimedia reporter has also appeared in the Phoenix New Times, AOL's Politics Daily and the Military Times.
Alexander Culafi News Writer [email protected]
Alex is a writer, journalist and podcaster based in Boston, Mass. Prior to TechTarget, Alex worked as editor and producer for VentureFizz, a local job board and content outlet. He also went to Emerson College, where he graduated with a journalism degree in 2016. Alex is passionate about all sorts of things, including video games, podcasting and weightlifting. You can find his podcast, Three Unprepared Men, on iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play and Spotify.
Arielle Waldman News Writer [email protected]
Arielle Waldman recently returned to Massachusetts after 12 years in Florida, where she graduated from the University of Tampa. After graduation, she worked as a reporter for the Tampa Bay Times covering business and writing features articles. As a news writer for TechTarget, she covers security. She likes to read (mostly mystery novels), cook, travel and go to the beach whenever weather permits.
Rob Wright News Director [email protected]
Rob Wright has been writing about technology for nearly 20 years. He joined TechTarget in 2014 as site editor of SearchSecurity and later served as the site's executive editor. Prior to TechTarget, he served as a managing editor and senior editor at CRN, and he also worked for Tom's Hardware Guide as a managing editor covering PC technology, gaming and digital entertainment. He began his career as a technology reporter in 2000 with VARBusiness, where he served as a senior editor. Before becoming a technology journalist, Rob served as a daily newspaper reporter in Virginia. Rob graduated from the University of Richmond with a double major in English and journalism.
Taylor Driscoll Editorial Assistant [email protected]
Taylor Driscoll is an editorial assistant for the News Team at TechTarget. She is a fourth-year journalism student at Northeastern University, where she reported for on-campus publications including Woof Magazine and The Huntington News. She was also a freelance reporter for The Fenway News, where she reported on local businesses and events.
Kate Gerwig Editorial Director [email protected]
As editorial director of TechTarget's Networking and Security Media Group, Kate works closely with the editorial staff to develop relevant content for enterprise networking and communications service provider audiences, including hardware and software network technologies and trends, wireless networking, data center and branch office network architecture, and cloud networking. Before joining TechTarget in 2007, Kate covered telecommunications and the internet for more than 15 years for a variety of magazines, websites and wire services. She was also the executive editor of Tele.com magazine, principal analyst of enterprise network services at Current Analysis Inc., and a senior editor at CMP custom publishing, where she worked with a wide variety of technology clients targeting enterprise customers. She received her Master's in Journalism from the University of Missouri.
Lindsay Chase Associate Director
Lindsay Chase works as the associate director of Central Editorial Production at TechTarget. She has been with TechTarget since graduating college in 2011. In her current role, Lindsay manages a team of production editors who copy edit and publish articles online for the editorial department. She also tackles troubleshooting the content management and help desk systems and coordinates trainings for new editorial hires.
Shammara Humphrey Senior Production Editor
Shammara Humphrey is a senior production editor for TechTarget's Central Editorial team. She copy edits and publishes news and non-news content for all media groups. After graduating from Vassar College, she began a career in magazine publishing at ESSENCE Magazine in New York City. Since then, she has written and edited for various publications and websites, including Pearson Education, George P. Johnson, Rue La La, WebMD, NBC Universal's Bravotv.com and The Poughkeepsie Journal.
Jessica Primavera News Production Editor
Jessica Primavera is a news production editor on the Central Editorial team. She edits and publishes content for a variety of TechTarget sites. She graduated from UMass Amherst in 2019 with a B.A. in linguistics and a minor in psychology. She has worked as an editor for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian and as an editorial intern and freelance writer for the Brockton Enterprise.
Moriah Sargent Associate Director
Moriah is the associate director for Central Editorial Production. She previously was senior managing editor of e-products for the Central group, associate managing editor of e-products for TechTarget's Business Applications sites and a contributing reporter for the Security group. Moriah has also worked at the New England Newspaper & Press Association, where she wrote stories about developments in the newspaper industry and covered the organization's annual convention. She graduated from Northeastern University with a B.A. in journalism.
Anne Steciw Senior Multimedia Producer
Anne Steciw is the Senior Multimedia Producer on the Central Editorial team at TechTarget. She helps to manage content production for TechTarget sites. Prior to joining TechTarget, she worked for a social media software vendor, where she helped implement online communities and wrote documentation for clients and end users. Anne has also worked as a web producer and writing instructor.
Hayes Taylor Production Editor
Hayes Taylor is a production editor on the Central Editorial team. He copyedits and oversees webpage production for a wide array of TechTarget sites. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a minor in history, from Hendrix College, as well as a Master of Arts degree in publishing from Emerson College.