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About SC Media

SC Media is cybersecurity. We’ve lived it for 30 years, sharing industry expert guidance and insight, in-depth features and timely news, and independent product reviews in various content forms in partnership with and for top-level information security executives and their technical teams.

SC Media arms information security professionals with the in-depth, unbiased business and technical information they need to tackle the countless security challenges they face and establish risk management and compliance postures that underpin overall business strategies. We deliver breaking news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders, and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business.

Whether through our comprehensive website, magazine, in-depth eBooks, newsletters, or regularly scheduled digital and live events – such as our SC Awards program and SC Media Risksec Conference – our readers gain all the relevant information they need to safeguard their organizations and, ultimately, contribute to their longevity and success.


SC Media is a CyberRisk Alliance resource. CyberRisk Alliance (CRA) was formed to help cybersecurity professionals face the challenges and obstacles that threaten the success and prosperity of their organizations. We provide business intelligence and information services to help our growing community build effective strategies and make smart decisions, and innovative marketing solutions to galvanize an efficient marketplace. Most of all, we work to engage the entire cyber community and lift the success of all industry professionals.





During the industry’s infancy, we covered some of the first commercial firewalls after they hit the market in 1988. We explored the many security issues that plagued the beginnings of online commerce and financial management when some brave brands launched online stores and banking services. We discussed the vast transformative potential VPNs could usher in for forward-thinking organizations striving to modernize their working environments in the 1990s.

As we approached the turn of the century, we researched the threats and the solutions, such as IDS/IPS or SIEM, that aimed to thwart cyberattackers while also delving into  the cost and deployment problems that badgered such solutions’ wider adoption. All along the way, we tested and reviewed these and many other products hitting the market  to help you make critical buying decisions that aligned with your often limited budgets, as well.

Recalling the hysteria surrounding the likes of the Michelangelo virus, Y2K and more, we shared the viewpoints of experts trying to calm the masses. When viruses and worms started infiltrating organizations, we dissected and discussed preventive measures to foil them — from the Melissa worm to the Anna Kournikova virus and still other forms of malware.  We’ve researched and provided insight on the many regulatory compliance mandates, from HIPAA to PCI, as they were refined and made more impactful with the integration of enforcement mechanisms and fines. We continue to follow the market and its myriad changes, while still depending on and championing executives like you to help elevate the cybersecurity profession and the industry overall to continuously new levels.

We’ve lived cybersecurity along with you, watching it progress from a nice-to-have component of corporate and government plans to a critical fundamental that underpins and bolsters not only business strategies but, ultimately, profitable bottom lines and long-term success. From the days of its ad-hoc inception to its current, more advanced state that sees wider understanding and general acceptance of the acute need for it, cybersecurity and its advancement has been our singular focus. We, along with you, are impassioned about the industry’s continual evolution and are excited to continue playing our role as the top information and event resource to help usher forward cybersecurity, its business leaders and a vast understanding of how vital it is to us all in today’s globally connected world.


Over the past 10 years, SC Media has won more than 40 industry awards for editorial excellence, design and online presence – including Magazine of the Year, the top honor from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). 

For a full list of our awards, please click here.