28 Apr Our Team
Our team works with an experienced group of editors, freelancers, and media contributors to bring you Cybercrime Magazine.
- Steve Morgan, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, is a well-respected cybersecurity researcher, journalist, community organizer, and publisher. He authors annual reports on cybercrime, the cybersecurity market, and cybersecurity employment — containing de facto standard statistical information which is routinely featured and quoted by major media outlets, professional journals, academia, government leaders, technology vendors, associations, and industry experts globally. Over the past several years, Steve has written more than 500 articles for CSO, Cybercrime Magazine, DarkReading, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and others. He was ranked one of the “Top 100 Cybersecurity Influencers at RSA Conference USA 2019” (no. 67) where there were 42,000 attendees. LinkedIn named Steve in their “5 Security Influencers to Follow” in 2017.
- Di Freeze, Managing Editor, is responsible for posting and managing all of our blogs, reports, lists, and community resources. She works closely with our Editor-in-Chief, writers, and contributors. Di also conducts and manages research and compilation for our special projects. Previously, she was an Editor at Sand Hill, a software industry blog and newsletter, for nearly 5 years. Before that, Di was Editor-in-Chief at Airport Journals for more than 9 years, where she interviewed high-profile aviators, and oversaw writers, photographers, news editors, copy editors and proofreaders.
- Paul John Spaulding, GM, Production, oversees the production of our podcasts, videos, and special projects. He looks at the ordinary in unordinary ways, breaking stereotyped conventions, and gaining new insights or perspectives. Paul has directed, filmed, and edited numerous productions including radio shows, documentaries, and instructional videos. He was the director, editor and videographer for the documentary short Blackbird, a Woodstock Film Festival Official Selection. Paul received a B.S. of Arts in Digital Media Production from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
- Mobolaji Adeolu, Multimedia Project Manager, films and edits interviews, events, and other programs. Mo’s varied experience as a cinematographer and editor brings a special flavor to the Cybercrime Magazine video productions. His short film, “A Will Of Iron,” was selected by the Sundance Institute and screened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, as part of the 5 winning films in the Sundance Institute short film challenge in collaboration with the Gates Foundation. Mo earned a BSc in systems engineering from the University of Lagos in Nigeria.
- Chrys Hawkins, Special Projects & Operations Manager, collaborates with our editors on various assignments including women in cybersecurity, in-house and on-location interviews, events, and sponsorship initiatives. Chrys began her IT career as a Systems Programmer / Analyst with Merrill Lynch. After that, she spent 7 years working in technical support and customer service for Information Builders and Amdahl Corp. She returned to Merrill Lynch and spent 10 years there as an IT Program Manager. After raising her family, Chrys re-entered the workforce and resumed her career in project management.
- Scott Schober, Senior Media Commentator and Event Speaker. He has interviewed numerous high profile cybersecurity executives, produced and hosted companion videos for our reports, and gone on location in the U.S. and Canada for our live appearances. From interviewing Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most famous hacker, on the floor of The New York Stock Exchange, to filming Robert Herjavec, Founder and CEO at Herjavec Group and a Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, to announcing our annual Cybersecurity 500 list at the Cyber Investing Summit, Scott has been an important voice for Cybersecurity Ventures. He is author of the popular book Hacked Again.
- Dr. Jay, PhD, CISO Ambassador, is a member of our Board of Advisors, and our go-to expert for feedback on editorial content aimed at C-suite executives, CIOs, and senior information security leaders at large enterprises. She is the SVP of Cybersecurity Technology for Mastercard. Before that, she was the CISO for Xerox. Dr. Jay is the former Deputy CIO for the White House. She reviews and provides insights to our editors on reports, resources, and interviews that are published in Cybercrime Magazine. Dr. Jay spent more than 11 years as an Adjunct Faculty Member for several well-respected universities, and 6 years as a Cryptologic Engineer at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
- Connor Morgan, Editorial Assistant, compiles cybersecurity lists for the editors at Cybercrime Magazine. He works part-time during the school year, and also as a summer intern. His editorial compilations include cybersecurity programs offered at universities, community colleges, vocational schools, and high schools in the U.S. Connor is a freshman at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island where he is studying criminal justice. He graduated from Northport High School where he completed the Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) Introduction to Cybersecurity course.