Derek B. Johnson SC Media

Derek B. Johnson

Senior Reporter, threat intelligence and innovation, SC Media
Derek is a senior reporter covering cybersecurity tech innovation and threat intelligence. He spent three years covering the federal government, data breaches, intelligence agencies, APTs and election security for Federal Computer Week. Prior to that, he worked as an independent freelance technology journalist and a tech contracting analyst for Deltek. Derek has a bachelor's degree in print journalism from Hofstra University and a master's degree in public policy from George Mason University.

Most recent articles by Derek B. Johnson

As US takes sweeping action against Russia for years of hacking, industry skeptical of impact

Anticipated for months, the Biden administration unveiled a sweeping set of sanctions and other actions against the Russian government, as well as private individuals and a number of Russian tech and defense companies. While applauded in cyber circles, some remain skeptical that the efforts will deter Moscow’s cyberespionage efforts.

Rhythm in the algorithm: digital rights groups call on Spotify to abandon voice recognition invention

Activists launched a campaign to pressure Spotify to abandon plans for an AI-powered system that listens to your conversations in order to recommend music choices. The controversy spotlights a challenge faced by some of the most tech savvy companies: how to walk the line between innovation that serves the innate desires of consumers, and violation of their rights for information security and privacy.

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