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Dennis Fisher

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Dennis Fisher is an award-winning journalist who has been covering information security and privacy since 2000.

He is one of the co-founders of Threatpost and previously wrote for TechTarget and eWeek, when magazines were still a thing that existed. Dennis enjoys finding the stories behind the headlines and digging into the motivations and thinking of both defenders and attackers. His work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Improper Bostonian, Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge, and most of his kids’ English papers.

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1164 articles by Dennis Fisher

CrowdStrike Windows Update Linked to Global Outages

An issue with an update for CrowdStrike's Falcon sensor software has caused Windows machines to fail and is linked to Microsoft Azure outages around the world.

Microsoft, Crowdstrike

Digging Into FIN7’s Latest Tools and Tactics

FIN7 is a highly active and capable cybercrime group also known as Carbanak that has been evolving and using its own tools such as AvNeutralizer for many years. SentinelOne researchers Antonio Cocomazzi helps us dig into the group's tactics and tools.

Fin7, Cybercrime

Decipher Podcast: George Barnes

Former NSA Deputy Director George Barnes joins Dennis Fisher to talk about his 35-year career at the agency, how he came to be intrigued by the cybersecurity world, the emergence of Cyber Command as a force inside the government, and what he sees as the priorities for defenders now.

Podcast, NSA

New Version of BeaverTail macOS Malware Identified

A new, native macOS version of the BeaverTail malware used by North Korean state-sponsored attackers has veen identified by researchers.

Malware, North Korea

New OpenSSH CVE-2024-6409 Flaw Emerges

A week after the disclosure of the regreSSHion CVE-2024-6387 flaw in OpenSSH, researchers have found a related flaw (CVE-2024-6409) in some recent versions of the library.