Dan Kaplan

Dan Kaplan, Executive Editor

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Executive Editor Dan Kaplan, based in New York, has been with SC Magazine since January 2006. He writes monthly features on varying IT security topics and contributes daily breaking news and multimedia items for SCMagazine.com. In addition, he is responsible for editing and managing editorial content on the website, and takes the lead role of editing the monthly magazine. He regularly meets with industry experts and leading vendors to discuss the latest trends in the marketplace. He previously worked as a reporter for the Asbury Park Press in New Jersey. He graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in journalism. He resides in Brooklyn.

Most Recent Articles by Dan Kaplan

Data breach lawsuits roll on as lawyers work to establish legal precedent

Lawsuits following data breaches are certainty. So what are plaintiffs using to win cases or force settlements, and how can corporations respond to this new liability?

Lowering the legal limit: Intimidation of innovators

There was a noticeable chill in the air at Black Hat and DefCon, due to recent action taken against security researchers, reports Dan Kaplan.

Ransomware victims told NSA's Prism program caught them with child pornography

Ransomware scams typically use an official-sounding authority to dupe users into believing they've committed a crime. A new variant leverages the National Security Agency's recently disclosed surveillance program.

Anonymous turncoat Sabu's sentencing delayed, again

Meanwhile, Jeremy Hammond, who is scheduled to be sentenced this fall, has accused U.S. authorities of using Hector "Sabu" Monsegur to "facilitate the hacking of targets of the government's choosing."

Microsoft re-releases patch for bug in Active Directory Federation Services

A second patch released last week by Microsoft has caused problems for users, forcing the software company to pull and release an amended version of the fix.