With topics like Heartbleed, the Target Hack and the ongoing fallout from the Edward Snowden disclosures constantly in the news, cybersecurity is a hot topic that affects consumers, businesses and government. To stay abreast of major updates, readers need reliable sources of news that they can depend on.

A few weeks back, my colleague Kara wrote a blog on the top healthcare reform journalists. In the same vein, I wanted to introduce readers of the RHetoric blog to the talented field of cybersecurity reporters who are covering the most important issues in the field every day.

  • Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post, @nakashimae: A cybersecurity luminary and 19-year veteran of The Washington Post, Ellen Nakashima covers issues relating to military and cyber intelligence, the NSA and other three-letter agencies, and high-profile cybercrime incidents or attacks.
  • Danny Yadron, Wall Street Journal, @dannyyadron: Formerly DC, now San Francisco based, Danny writes about the businesses side of cybersecurity, including news from some of the biggest corporate players, as well as other issues du jour.
  • Chris Strohm, Bloomberg, @cstrohm: Chris has a keen sense for stories relating to Snowden and the NSA, as well as cyberspying and corporate hacks like Target’s.
  • Siobhan Gorman, Wall Street Journal, @Gorman_Siobhan: A national security reporter with a taste for cyber, Siobhan Gorman covers state-sponsored cyberattacks, the three letter agencies, and the evolving cyberwarfare landscape.
  • Byron Acohido, USA Today, @byronacohido: One of the nation’s most respected cybersecurity journalists, Byron has been covering consumer and enterprise cybersecurity for more than 10 years at USA Today from his perch in Seattle.

Read our blog on the Newest Federal Cybersecurity Reporters to Know

  • Charlie Mitchell, Inside Cybersecurity, @CharlieReports: Charlie’s focus at the intersection of cybersecurity, politics and policy is of great interest to his Inside Washington Publisher’s readers. He has previously held positions at publications such as Roll Call and National Journal.
  • Brian Krebs, Krebs on Security, @briankrebs: Former Washington Post reporter Brian Krebs posts on a near daily-basis on corporate, healthcare, and government IT security news as well as cybersecurity best practices.
  • Tal Kopan, Politico, @TalKopan: The reporter behind Politico’s Morning Cybersecurity newsletter, Tal covers cyber policy and breaking topics of the highest importance inside the Beltway.
  • Nicole Perlroth, New York Times, @nicoleperlroth: A San Francisco-based New York Times reporter who formerly covered venture capital and startups who now covers trending privacy and cybersecurity topics.
  • Jim Finkle, Reuters, @techwriterjim: The primary cybersecurity reporter for Reuters since 2005, he covers hacking, corporate cybersecurity and technology issues. Jim is based in Boston, MA.
  • Rob Pegoraro, Freelance, @robpegoraro: A consumer tech veteran of The Washington Post with columns in USA Today and Yahoo! Tech, Rob is a well-respected source for security and broader technology news, with a special touch for writing about the actual technology behind these issues.


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