Bachelor’s in journalism, minor in political science. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois.


Information Security Media Group

Executive editor (May 2016 - present)

ISMG runs a network of websites solely focused on computer security. I write breaking news and features, conduct audio and video interviews and moderate executive roundtables and events.

IDG News Service

Sydney correspondent (February 2012 to April 2016)

London correspondent (September 2005 to February 2012)


Now defunct, the News Service was an internal news wire for IDG publications including Computerworld, PC World, Techworld, Infoworld, Networkworld, CIO, CSO and more. It was used by more than 300 publications in 85 countries. I covered computer security, software, privacy and breaking technology news in Asia-Pacific.


Freelance journalist 

(August 2004 to August 2005)  


I freelanced in Seoul, writing for publications such as the Far Eastern Economic Review, Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Newsday, San Francisco Chronicle and the Asia Times Online. I filed a range of feature and news stories on Korean issues.


Pacific Stars and Stripes

Seoul correspondent (June 1999 to August 2004) 


Pacific Stars and Stripes is a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper serving the U.S. military community in South Korea and Japan. I was a full-time reporter, covering three U.S. military commands and North Korean affairs in Seoul, South Korea. 


The Peoria Journal Star

Staff writer (August 1997 to June 1999) 


The Journal Star is a 90,000-circulation daily newspaper with a 109,000 Sunday circulation based in Peoria, Illinois. I was a full-time reporter, covering courts, city and county meetings in addition to generating feature stories that reflected my assigned coverage area's unique character.


Inland Press Association

Associate editor (September 1996 to June 1997) 


Inland Press Association is a newspaper trade association based near Chicago that serves over 860 newspapers in the United States and Canada. I was responsible for copy editing and writing in-depth stories for its trade journal, The Inlander. The Inlander serves as a source for ideas for its member papers, and its topics range from advertising to circulation to online technology.