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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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523 articles by Dennis Fisher

UHS Recovering From Malware Infection

Universal Health Services says most of its network and applications are back online after a massive malware infection hit the company last week.

Ransomware

China-Linked Hackers Found Using UEFI Rootkit

The newly discovered MosaicRegressor framework has been used by attackers linked to China to deliver a UEFI rootkit in some targets.

Apt

House Version of EARN IT Act Introduced

The EARN IT Act has now made its was into the House of Representatives, with a key change from the Senate version's stance on encryption.

Encryption, Government

GitHub Releases Integrated Code Scanning Feature

GitHub has released a new code-scanning feature for both public and private repositories that finds security flaws before they make it into a codebase.

Software Security

Decipher Podcast: Larry Cashdollar

Larry Cashdollar, a senior security researcher at Akamai, joins Dennis Fisher to talk about 20 years of vulnerability research and the many different ways that things can go sideways.

Podcast