KrebsOnSecurity celebrates its 14th yr of existence at present! I promised myself this submit wouldn’t devolve into yet one more Cybersecurity 12 months in Evaluation. Nor do I want to maintain forth about no matter cyber horrors could await us in 2024. However I do wish to thanks all in your continued readership, encouragement and help, with out which I couldn’t do what I do.
As of this birthday, I’ve formally been an unbiased investigative journalist for longer than I used to be a reporter for The Washington Put up (1995-2009). After all, not if you happen to depend the various years I labored as a paperboy schlepping The Washington Put up to dozens of houses in Springfield, Va. (as a younger teen, I inherited a largish paper route handed down from my elder siblings).
True story: On the time I used to be employed as a lowly copy aide by The Washington Put up, all new hires — everybody from the mailroom and janitors on as much as the executives — have been invited to a proper dinner within the Government Suite with the writer Don Graham. On the night of my new hires dinner, I used to be feeling underdressed, undershowered and misplaced. After gobbling down some meals, I attempted to slink away to the elevator with one other copy aide, however was pulled apart by the man who employed me. “Hey Brian, not so quick! Come over and meet Don!”
I used to be 23 years outdated, and I had no clue what to say besides to inform him that paper route story, and that I’d already been working for him for half my life. Mr. Graham laughed and instructed me that was the very best factor he’d heard all day. Which in fact made my week, and made me really feel extra comfy among the many fits.
I stay grateful to WaPo for instilling many expertise, akin to how you can distill technobabble into plain English for a normal viewers. And how you can make individuals the main target of extremely technical tales. As a result of individuals — and their everlasting struggles — are imminently relatable, no matter whether or not one has a full grasp of the technical particulars.
Phrases fail me when attempting to explain how grateful I’m that this complete unbiased reporter factor nonetheless works, financially and in any other case. I principally simply preserve my head down researching stuff and sharing what I discover, and by some means a great deal of individuals preserve coming again to the location. As I prefer to say, I hope they let me preserve doing this, as a result of I’m definitely unqualified to do a lot else!
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And in case you missed any of them, listed below are among the most-read tales printed by KrebsOnSecurity in 2023. Joyful 2024 everybody!
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