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Kim Zetter

Author and Journalist - cybersecurity/national security



Cryptography Cybersecurity Journalism National Security Policy Privacy

Kim Zetter is an award-winning investigative journalist and book author who has covered cybersecurity, the hacking underground, digital warfare, surveillance and civil liberties since 1999 for WIRED, where she wrote for more than a decade, as well as the NY Times, Washington Post, Politico, and The Intercept. She has repeatedly been voted one of the top 10 security reporters in the U.S. by her journalism peers and security industry professionals. In 2004, she wrote an award-winning series about electronic voting machines and the companies that make them. In 2006, she broke a story about a secret NSA room at an AT&T facility in Missouri that was siphoning data from the telecom's network. In 2007 she wrote a series of stories exposing the underground world of online carding markets. In 2010, she and a colleague broke the story about Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst who leaked millions of classified documents to WikiLeaks. She's an expert on Stuxnet, the digital weapon launched by the U.S./Israel to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program, and is author of Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon.

Keywords: cybersecurity, national security, surveillance, policy, hacking, cyberwarfare, cybercrime, civil liberties