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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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285 articles by Dennis Fisher

The Curious Case of Silexbot

The Silexbot malware is compromising IoT devices and destroying their file systems and rebooting them, in an apparent attempt to stop botnet controllers from owning them.

Malware, IoT Security

Decipher Podcast: Michael Coates

Dennis Fisher speaks with Michael Coates of Altitude Networks about his security philosophy and the challenge of protecting hundreds of millions of users at Mozilla and Twitter.

Podcast

Amazon Unveils Security Hub, Control Tower to Aid AWS Security

At AWS re:Inforce, Amazon introduced two new security tools--Control Tower and Security Hub--to help ease the process of securely configuring AWS environments.

Cloud Security

Dashboard Act Would Force Companies to Tell Users What Their Data is Worth

The DASHBOARD Act, introduced in the Senate Monday, would require social media companies to tell people what the economic value of their personal data is.

Government, Privacy

Dell Patches Bug in Powerful SupportAssist Utility

Dell has fixed a serious bug in the SupportAssist utility that is preinstalled on millions of PCs and could give an attacker control of a target machine.

Vulnerability