28 Apr Our Team
Our team works with an experienced group of editors, freelancers, and media contributors to bring you Cybercrime Magazine.
- Steve Morgan, Researcher, journalist and publisher, is founder of Cybersecurity Ventures, Editor-in-Chief at Cybercrime Magazine, and Executive Producer at Cybercrime Radio. He’s co-author of the popular books “Hacker’s Movie Guide: The Complete List of Hacker and Cybersecurity Movies (2022-23 Edition)” and “Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime.” Steve is well known for his insightful interviews with tech luminaries and celebrities, cyber law enforcement leaders, F500 and G2000 CISOs and security leaders, high-profile hackers, and ex-cybercriminals. Over the past 7 years, Steve has written more than 1,000 articles for CSO, CIO, Forbes, DarkReading, Entrepreneur, Sand Hill, and others. His annual reports on cybercrime and cybersecurity contain de facto standard statistical information found in major media outlets, academia, governments, vendors, associations, and experts globally.
- 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, Vice President, Creative Director, 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.
- Hillarie McClure, Vice President, Multimedia Productions, collaborates with our editorial team, hosts, guests, and clients, to develop storylines and produce special content for Cybercrime Magazine. Her background is a strong mix of marketing strategy, public relations, social media, product launches, and client management. Hillarie earned a B.A. in Psychology & Marketing from the University of Southern Maine, and Master of Science in Global Marketing Management from Boston University. She has volunteered at Maine Audubon, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and other not-for-profit organizations.
- Zack Hack is a Host for WCYB Cybercrime Radio, where he interviews hackers, cybersecurity experts, ex-criminals, victims, and others. Zack is an award-winning professional in the music, audio, media and entertainment industries. He’s been an on-air personality for a popular East Coast FM radio station since 2004. Zack has worked as an announcer, director, and copywriter for regional FM radio stations dating back to 1995. He graduated from community college with a degree in broadcasting, and completed a program at a TV, radio, and digital media school. Zack lives in Cyberspace.
- Amanda Glassner, Deputy Editor, assists our Editor-in-Chief with all Cybercrime Magazine media, and oversees programming for “WCYB Cybercrime Radio,” our 7x24x365 Internet radio station. She was previously an editorial staff member at Marquis Who’s Who, the standard for reliable and comprehensive biographical data. Previously, Amanda spent nearly five years as a freelance writer and editor collaborating with clients in the development of short and long format written content. She earned a B.A. in English and Communications, Cum Laude honors, from the University at Albany, SUNY.
- Chrys Hawkins, Director of Operations, 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.
- Connor Morgan, Researcher and media production team member, compiles and curates cybersecurity content for the editors at Cybercrime Magazine. His projects include cyber and crypto experts, companies, criminals, victims, books, films, events, and schools globally. Connor is co-author of the “Hacker’s Movie Guide,” the complete list of hacker and cybersecurity movies from 1965 to present. He is also on special assignment for our popular “History of Hacking” series. Connor studied criminal justice at Suffolk County Community College and St. John’s University in New York.
- David Braue, Editor-at-Large, contributes articles and special features to Cybercrime Magazine. An award-winning freelance technology writer, he’s been covering the IT and business sectors for 25 years. David is presently a journalist at CSO Australia and Information Age. He previously held roles as editor and writer for ZDNet, Government Technology Review, Macworld, CIO Magazine, PC Week, and others. David earned a B.A. in English from Tufts University and a Master of Criminology, Law from the University of Sydney.
- Charlie Osborne, Editor-at-Large, contributes articles and special features to Cybercrime Magazine from London. One of the top journalists in our field, Charlie covers security for ZDNet, and her work also appears in TechRepublic and other media outlets. Charlie earned a Bsc from The University of Kent. She has earned numerous certifications and took online courses in cryptography, cybersecurity and risk management at schools including Stanford, University of Washington, University of Pennsylvania, and University of London International Programmes.
- 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).
- Theresa Payton, Chief Cybercrime Investigator, is our go-to expert for deep dives into specialized subject matter concerning the cyber protection of people, places and businesses. She is the host of special programs including our popular “CISO Minute” podcast, which has a loyal audience of Fortune 500 and Global 2000 chief information security officers. Theresa is the former White House CIO, and she played the role of Deputy Commander of Intelligence on CBS’ TV show “Hunted.” She is the author of the book “Manipulated: Inside the Cyberwar to Hijack Elections and Distort the Truth.”
- Scott Schober, Chief Security Officer and Media Commentator, has interviewed numerous high profile cybersecurity founders and Fortune 500 CISOs for Cybercrime Magazine. Scott also goes on location for our live appearances at the RSA Conference and other venues. He is author of the popular books “Hacked Again” and “Cybersecurity Is Everybody’s Business,” and CEO at BV Systems, the inventors and manufacturers of world-class wireless cybersecurity products. Most importantly, Scott advises Cybersecurity Ventures on our own information and cybersecurity practices.
- Lisa Rothstein Cartoonist, creates hand-drawn visuals for Cybersecurity Ventures and Cybercrime Magazine. Lisa is a New Yorker Magazine cartoonist, book illustrator, branding expert, public speaker and brand storyteller. After starting out her career as a New York City street performer, she became an award-winning copywriter and associate creative director on Madison Avenue and in Paris for major advertising agencies and corporate brands. Lisa earned a BA in Semiotics from Brown University.
- Chris Morgan, Public Relations Coordinator & Media Roadie, is responsible for guest development at the Cybercrime Radio podcast channel. He works closely with our production team to identify cybercrime and cybersecurity subject matter experts and thought leaders in the public and private sector, academia, law enforcement, and entertainment. Chris also identifies sponsors and partners for Cybercrime Magazine and Cybercrime TV. If you see us at a live event or conference, or on location, then there’s a good chance Chris is part of our team on the scene.
- Casey Morgan, Media Coordinator, compiled our first list of women in cybersecurity, which went on to become the popular @womenknowcyber community on Twitter, and was subsequently the basis for research on the book “Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime,” published by Cybersecurity Ventures. In her current role, Casey helps coordinate media programs with venture-funded cybersecurity companies in the U.S. and internationally. She is a sophomore studying business and marketing at the University of Miami.