Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief. PHOTO: Cybercrime Magazine.

Our Team

Our team works with an experienced group of editors, freelancers, and media contributors to bring you Cybercrime Magazine.

  • Steve Morgan, founder of Cybersecurity Ventures and Editor-in-Chief at Cybercrime Magazine, is a researcher, journalist, author, publisher, podcast host, and community organizer. His annual reports on cybercrime, the cybersecurity market, and cybersecurity employment contain 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. Steve has written more than 500 articles for CSO, Cybercrime Magazine, DarkReading, Entrepreneur, and Forbes. He is co-author of the book, “Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime.”
  • 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.
  • Hillarie McClure, Multimedia Director, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 sophomore at St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y., 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.

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