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Kim Zetter

Kim Zetter is an award-winning investigative journalist and author who has covered cybersecurity and national security for more than 15 years first as a staff writer for WIRED, and more recently as a freelance journalist for New York Times Magazine, Politico, Washington Post, WIRED and others. She has repeatedly been voted one of the top ten security journalists in the country by security professionals and her journalism peers. She has broken numerous national stories about NSA and FBI surveillance, nation-state hacking, the hacker underground, the Russian sabotage of Ukraine’s power grid and its use of that country as a testing ground, and election security. She is considered one of the leading experts on the latter, and in 2018 wrote a New York Times Magazine cover story on the crisis of election security.

Zetter has also written extensively about cyber warfare and wrote an acclaimed book on the topic – Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon – about a sophisticated virus/worm developed by the U.S. and Israel to covertly sabotage Iran’s nuclear program. In addition to writing for other publications, she publishes a Substack newsletter called Zero Day, which features original stories on spies, security and surveillance topics. She was a visiting scholar last year at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies co-teaching a course on signals intelligence with Professor Thomas Rid.