Security news that informs and inspires
scrambled headshot of Lindsey O’Donnell-Welch

Lindsey O’Donnell-Welch

Executive Editor

Lindsey O’Donnell-Welch is an award-winning journalist who strives to shed light on how security issues impact not only businesses and defenders on the front line, but also the daily lives of consumers.

In her previous position at Threatpost, Lindsey covered all aspects of the cybersecurity industry - from data privacy regulatory efforts to the evolution of underground cybercriminal marketplaces. Prior to that, Lindsey specialized in writing about microprocessors, enterprise business technology and the Internet of Things at CRN. In Lindsey’s spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and traveling.

  • lindsey@decipher.sc

Featured Articles

45 articles by Lindsey O’Donnell-Welch

Apple Fixes MacOS Flaw Abused in XCSSET Malware Attacks

Researchers uncovered a flaw in macOS that could allow attackers to access permissions, like screen recording, on victim devices - without their approval.

Apple, Vulnerability, Malware, Zero Day

Decipher Podcast: Troy Hunt

Lindsey O'Donnell-Welch talks with Troy Hunt, founder of Have I Been Pwned, about the biggest challenges facing the security industry when it comes to credential stuffing and data breaches.

Podcast, Data Breaches

Cyber Insurance Industry Grapples With Evolving Security Risks

As demand for cyber insurance skyrockets, insurers are scrutinizing specific security risk factors more carefully when determining the cost and affordability of coverage.

Cybersecurity Insurance

Phorpiex and the Versatility of Botnets

Decade-old botnets continue to adapt to the current threat landscape, as seen through the wide-ranging malicious activities of the resilient Phorpiex botnet.

Botnet, Phorpiex, Ransomware

Savvy Voice-Based Attacks Add Social Engineering Layer

Attackers are building innovative voice-based social engineering tactics into their malware and phishing campaigns.

Malware, Phishing, Social Engineering