Illena Armstrong
 is the VP, editorial of SC Magazine, the leading business brand for the information security industry, where she manages staff in New York, London, Michigan and Washington state. Illena is responsible for overseeing the award-winning monthly publication and its many other editorial offerings, including scmagazine.com, numerous eConferences, webcasts, newsletters and physical events in the United States and Canada, and more. She has spoken and moderated at a number of industry events, including SC Congress New York, SC Congress, SC Magazine Roundtables, and the RSA Conference. On her watch, SC Magazine has won more than 40 awards, including Magazine of the Year, from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). Before her stint at SC Magazine, she worked for various newspapers and magazines in New England and the southern United States.

Associate Editor Teri Robinson has more than two decades of experience reporting and editing on tech and business issues. She was the features editor at Ziff-Davis's PC Sources magazine and CMP's InternetWeek and is the former editor-in-chief of Financial Technology Review and her work has appeared in BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine  and the Los Angeles Times as well as a variety of trade magazines.  She is also an award-winning screenwriter and director/producer of short films and an essayist featured in Child of Mine, a book on the first year of motherhood. Teri holds a Masters degree in Journalism  from Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!). She currently lives with her family in Harlem.

Greg Masters joined SC Magazine in January 2006. In his role as managing editor, he assembles every bit of the print magazine each month, soliciting columns and statistics, as well as editing every word, writing features and preparing layouts for the art director. Additionally, he writes news articles for the daily website, and uploads the monthly print issue into the custom CMS. He won an ASBPE Award for editorial excellence for one of a continuing series of case studies he writes regularly for the magazine. Greg has worked as a journalist and editor for more than 30 years. Previously, he was managing editor of a retail B2B magazine. Follow Greg on Twitter: @gregmasters21

Doug Olenick joined SC Magazine in August 2015 as online editor. He heads up the publication's web operation. Doug has covered the technology sector for more than 20 years for a string of B2B and consumer publications. His longest tenured position was as web editor/senior editor for NewBay Media's TWICE (This Week in Consumer Electronics).  Prior to that post, Doug was a senior editor for CMP's Computer Retail Week and he worked as a reporter for the Martinsville Bulletin newspaper. More recently his work could be found on Forbes.com, TheStreet, Mainstreet and Bar Business Magazine. Doug is a veteran of 20 consumer electronic shows and has attended hundreds of tech industry events. He resides on Long Island with his wife and two children.

SC Magazine content coordinator/reporter Robert Abel joined in March 2015. In addition to writing on cybersecuirty news, he is responsible for maintaining the publication's day to day web operations, social media presence, and producing video content. Born and raised in Kansas City, Mo., he graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Journalism. In college, he interned as a sports reporter and producer's assistant at KOMU 8 News, produced content for Newsy.com, and interned at the Columbia Business Times. As a freelancer he has written social media content for the AirbnbNYC campaign and for the Latin Post.

Jeremy Seth Davis joined SC Magazine in September 2015 as a senior reporter. He was previously content marketing director at Press IQ and chief content officer at Family Office Review, a UK-based publication serving family foundations and institutional investors. Previously, Jeremy covered fintech, venture capital, and private equity investments as a staff reporter at Mergermarket and a senior reporter for Mergers & Acquisitions Journal. He was awarded an ASBPE Award for a 2014 cover story for a B2B magazine covering the retail sector.

Special Projects Editor Stephen Lawton is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience covering technology and business issues. He was chief editor of MicroTimes, Digital News & Review, SunWorld and NetscapeWorld, as well as holding senior marketing positions with Acronis, DataRise and Vision Point Automation. He is founder and president of the Seattle-area technology research and marketing firm AFAB Media Services.

SC Magazine Contributing Writers

Reporter Karen Epper Hoffman has been writing about technology and business since the early days of the mainstream internet. Her articles have been published in a wide range of mainstream and trade business publications, including Computerworld, Entrepreneur, Internet World, MIT's Technology Review, Mobile PC, The New York Post, Redmond, Seattle Business Monthly, Silicon Alley Reporter, Small Business Computing, U.S. Banker, and Washington CEO


Technology Editor Peter Stephenson has worked with SC Magazine in some capacity for years. Indeed, his straight-talking opinions once filled our news pages in a long-standing monthly contribution that since has been taken over by a rotation of experts.

Stephenson also is former CISO of Norwich University. His areas of expertise include information assurance and risk, information warfare, counter-terrorism, and digital investigation and forensics. He teaches information assurance, network attack and defense, digital forensics and cyber investigation on both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

He started his 40-year career as a U.S. Navy cryptographer, then moved into the private sector where he operated his own information security consulting practice for some 20 years. Navigating the industry and his career with aplomb, he then became director of technology for the global security practice of Netigy Corporation and was, until July 2003, the director of technology and a research coordinator for QinetiQ Trusted Information Management, a large international information security professional and managed services company.

In short, Stephenson knows a thing or two about IT security.

Judy Traub, SC Labs program manager, oversees pre/post product review process with lab staff, security vendors and service providers. Judy is a technical professional with experience and educational background in networking, communications technology, computer information systems, and information technology for Homeland (Cyber) Security and compliance.

She has worked for companies such as HP, MCI, SBC, and AT&T in the areas  of project, team and resource management,  client relationship management, and communication services consulting.  As a business manager with AT&T, Judy received national recognition for her individual and team contribution to the financial success and overall customer satisfaction within the Midwest region.

In 2006, she returned to the small business sector joining CDFS Lab in the role of project manager with a focus on information security product testing,  specifically managing project constraints, stakeholder relationships, deliverables development and distribution, quality and risk management, and crises resolution. In addition to her project management role with CDFS and SC Labs, Judy is also an active member of Project Management Institute and PMI Troubled Projects Community of Practice, providing new ideas to resolve and/or avoid troubled project situations.


David Steifman, VP, Publisher, leads the business for SC's  digital, print, custom department, and live and virtual events such as: SC Congress Toronto, New York, Chicago, Boston, London, and the SC Awards programs in U.S. and U.K.). Previously a VP at Huson International Media, he represented one of the largest information technology and newspaper portfolios around the globe (leading brands such as InformationWeekEverythingChannelManagement, the Australian, ComputerWeekly, the Evening Standard, the Daily Mail, Network Computing, and PC Magazine). In 2008 he also launched the U.S. edition of Infosecurity Magazine for Reed Elsevier Publishing and has worked with well-known Publishers such as Dennis Publishing, Elsevier, and UBM

With a commercial and management background in driving complex digital programs, producing events, and strategic sales development, he has also held prior positions at Huson International Media, Discovery Television, Reed Publishing, and Primedia Publishing.

Mike Shemesh is the East Coast sales director for SC Magazine's print and digital properties, working with vendors and agencies on awareness, lead generation and custom media programs. Mike started on SC Magazine in January 2004 as the first in-house sales representative and has been part of the team that established SC Magazine as the leading print and digital medium for the information security community. Before SC Magazine, Mike was a display and classified account executive for PRWeek, another Haymarket Media brand.

Mike Alessie is the event sales director for SC Magazine leading sales for its events division - SC Congress events in NY, Toronto, Boston and Chicago, virtual events and the SC Awards. Prior to joining SC Magazine in 2007, Mike was responsible for North American sales at Reed Exhibitons. He has more than 15 years of IT security sales experience. He is a graduate of Sacred Heart University and resides in Milford, Conn. with his wife and two boys.

Matthew Allington is the West Coast sales director for SC Magazine. He leads Western region sales for SC Magazine's portfolio of marketing, advertising and lead-generation opportunities. Prior to joining SC in January 2007, Matthew held similar position at sister publications PRWeek and MM&M. Currently based in San Francisco, Matthew has been with the parent company Haymarket Media for more than 20 years. Prior to working at the company in the United States, Matthew held several positions within Haymarket's specialist motoring division in the U.K.

Jessica Andreozzi joined SC Magazine in August 2014 as an Account Executive representing the East Coast portfolio. Prior to joining SC, she's worked in media sales for The Village Voice along with agencies such as Universal McCann and MediaCom. Jessica lived in Sydney, Australia for three years where she completed her bachelor's degree and now resides in Manhattan. 


Marketing Team

Karen Koza joined SC Magazine in April 2014 as director of marketing, spearheading an effort to best brand SC as a thought leader in the cybersecurity space and steering the promotional direction of SC's signature live events, SC Congress, held annually in Toronto, London, New York, Boston and Chicago. Possessing a bachelor's degree in finance, a masters in business administration in marketing, and status as a native New Yorker, Karen has 360 degrees of experience in corporate, media, marketing, public relations, event management and Manhattan living.   

Chris Corbin is the marketing manager for SC Magazine and SC Congress events in New York, Toronto, Boston, Chicago, London and Amsterdam, as well as SC Awards US and UK. Chris is responsible for all live event marketing including SC UK Editorial Roundtables, as well as the SC Congress App and all media, education, digital and other partnership relations.

Prior to joining SC Magazine in early 2015, Chris was a marketing manager for the largest commercial real estate company in Brooklyn as well as working for ALM Media as a marketing associate. Chris also does consulting/freelance work for Equinox Fitness Club and volunteers at City Harvest.

Chris graduated from Long Island University with a B.F.A  in public relations and a minor in marketing.

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