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Dennis Fisher

Editor in Chief

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.

Featured Articles

596 articles by Dennis Fisher

IcedID Trojan Finding New Ways to Slip Past Defenses

The IcedID trojan is taking up come of the slack left behind when the Emotet botnet was taken down, with new evasion and infection flows.


Decipher Podcast: Charles Shirer

Charles Shirer, a red teamer, hacker, and FreeBSD enthusiast, joins Dennis Fisher to talk about his path to working in security, learning to hack, and his motivational videos.


Q&A: Idan Plotnik

Idan Plotnik of Apiiro Security discusses the value of a risk-based approach to software development and deployment.

Software Security

EtterSilent Builder Gains Momentum in Malware Campaigns

The EtterSilent builder has been used in campaigns alongside Ryuk ransomware, the Gozi banking trojan, and BazarLoader.

Trickbot, Malware

Decipher Podcast: Idan Plotnik

Idan Plotnik, CEO of Apiiro, joins Dennis Fisher to talk about taking a risk-based approach to code and securing the software development lifecycle.