Kim Zetter

Kim Zetter is an award-winning investigative journalist and author who has covered cybersecurity and national security for more than a decade, initially for WIRED, where she wrote for thirteen years, and more recently for the New York Times, Politico, Washington Post, Motherboard/Vice, The Verge and Yahoo News. She has been repeatedly voted one of the top ten security journalists in the country by security professionals and her journalism peers. She has broken numerous stories about NSA and FBI surveillance, the hacker underground, nation-state hacking, 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 authored a New York Times Magazine cover story on the crisis of election security. She also wrote an acclaimed book about cyberwarfare and Stuxnet -- Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon -- about the 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, digital espionage, hacks and surveillance.