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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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EU Parliament Committee Rejects Mass Scanning of Encrypted Messages

A key European Union Parliament committee has rejected proposed language that would allow for mass scanning of encrypted messages.

Encryption, Government

Microsoft Patches Three Zero Days in November Update

Microsoft released patches for 57 vulnerabilities in November's Patch Tuesday update, including three flaws that have been actively exploited.


Lace Tempest Seen Exploiting SysAid Zero Day

A path traversal zero day (CVE-2023-47246) in the SysAid on-premises product is under active attack by the ace Tempest threat group.

Vulnerability, Ransomware

Decipher Podcast: Kymberlee Price

Kymberlee Price, co-founder of Zatik, joins Dennis Fisher to talk about her experience running security response programs at Microsoft, BlackBerry, and other companies, and how the changing security landscape helped lead her to start her own company.


Exploit Attempts, Ransomware Target Critical Confluence Flaw

Attackers are targeting the critical Atlassian Confluence flaw (CVE-2023-22518) with active exploit attempts, including some trying to deploy ransomware.