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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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1165 articles by Dennis Fisher

Inside the Development of Netflix Stethoscope

Netflix developed an open-source native app called Stethoscope that is designed to make security configurations simpler and less intrusive.


The Value of Valuing Data and Privacy

To help people understand the scope of the data breach and privacy problem, researchers are beginning to look at it through the lens of economics.

Privacy, Data Breaches

Better Hardware Security Through Automation

A team at the University of North Carolina has developed a tool called Coppelia that can automatically find and build exploits for flaws in hardware designs.


Decipher Podcast: David Scott Lewis

Dennis Fisher speaks with David Scott Lewis, the model for the David Lightman character in the classic movie WarGames.


DNS Hijacking Campaign Targets Government During Shutdown

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued an emergency directive about an ongoing DNS hijacking campaign against federal agencies.