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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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Iranian Actors Targeted SharePoint Flaw in Attack on Albania

The Iranian state-backed actors who attacked the Albanian government targeted an old SharePOint vulnerability for initial access.


White House Plans ‘Further Action’ After Iranian Cyberattack on Albania

The White House and the Albanian government blamed Iranian government-supported actors for a July attack on Albania infrastructure, and said futrher action would be forthcoming.

Iran, Government

Q&A: Meg Gardiner

Meg Gardiner recently joined Dennis Fisher on the Decipher podcast to talk about the hacking and security aspects of her new novel, Heat 2.

Cybercrime, Books

Google Fixes Zero Day in Chrome

Google has released an emergency update for Chrome to fix a vulnerability (CVE-2022-3075) that has been actively exploited.


Decipher Podcast: Meg Gardiner on Heat 2

Dennis Fisher talks with Meg Gardiner, the coauthor of Heat 2, the bestselling sequel and prequel to Heat, the greatest crime movie ever made. They discuss the infosec and hacking subplot of the novel, where that idea came from, and how the research into the hacking scene worked.