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Editorial team

Jill Aitoro

Editor in Chief Jill Aitoro has 20 years of experience editing and reporting on technology, business and policy. She also serves as editorial director at SC Media’s parent company, CyberRisk Alliance. She’s interviewed executives from Fortune 500 companies and government officials from around the globe, and is a regular speaker at conferences and on network and cable news outlets. Prior to joining CRA, she worked at Sightline Media as editor of Defense News and executive editor of the Business-to-Government Group, guiding and developing the editorial strategy for Defense News, Federal Times, C4ISRNET, and the cyber brand Fifth Domain. She previously worked at Washington Business Journal and Nextgov, covering federal technology, contracting and policy, as well as CMP Media’s VARBusiness and CRN and Penton Media’s iSeries News. Jill has received multiple award honors for her reporting, editorial writing, and multimedia editorial projects. She hold a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in journalism, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Ohio University respectively, and lives with her family in Northern Virginia.

Bradley Barth joined SC Media as a senior reporter in January 2016. He returned to New York, following a two-year stint as a program executive at Voxus PR, a tech public relations firm in the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area. Bradley was previously a regular contributor of travel and entertainment articles to Glam Media’s websites, and was formerly a staff writer at New York Sportscene, regularly covering the New York Jets for the monthly magazine. He was also business editor at Executive Technology, where he frequently contributed to sister publication WWD (Women’s Wear Daily). Bradley writes screenplays on the side and was contracted in 2015 to pen an independent feature film that is in early development.

Derek Johnson joined SC Media in 2020 as senior reporter, covering threat intelligence and tech innovation. Most recently Derek was a senior staff writer for Federal Computer Week, a brand with a 30-year heritage in government technology journalism. He covered cybersecurity policy, IT modernization, surveillance, data centers, cloud computing and other issues that cut across federal departments and agencies. Prior to FCW, Derek reported on national political and policy analysis, and spent time in local journalism reporting on government business. Before his transition to journalism, Derek spent four years as a government services analyst for technology solutions provider Deltek – giving him valuable insights into the challenges faced by IT teams across all sectors.

Joe Uchill joined SC Media in 2020, with a focus on policy. He most recently worked at Axios, where he authored the Codebook cybersecurity newsletter. Prior to that he reported on cybersecurity for The Hill, again writing the daily newsletter. He was also a member of the team that powered the Christian Science Monitor’s storied cybersecurity project, Passcode. He has been published in Motherboard and a variety of local media outlets. Joe earned a master’s degree from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.

Steve Zurier is a frequent contributor to SC Media, who also manages the Perspectives section of contributions. Steve has nearly 30 years of experience working in the technology press. For the last decade, he has worked as a freelance writer covering networking and security. Steve plays the upright bass and electric guitar and gigs around the Baltimore/D.C. area in various jazz combos and two Klezmer bands.

Stephen Lawton

Special Projects Editorial Director Stephen Lawton is a journalist with more than 35 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. 

Victor Thomas joined CyberRisk Alliance in 2019 as project coordinator for SC Media. He was previously project lead and QA analyst for the development team at healthcare technology provider Tunstall Americas. At CRA, Victor works with the Business Intelligence team to deliver integrated marketing and research programs. In this role, he connects external and internal stakeholders — across content, technology, and audience — to ensure clients achieve their strategic objectives. Victor has a BA in English from The City College of New York.

Adrian Sanabria joined SC Media’s parent company CyberRisk Alliance in 2020 as senior research engineer. He will focus primarily on cybersecurity product reviews, but will also provide industry insight trends for both SC Media and Security Weekly (another CyberRisk Alliance company). He brings two decades of industry experience, working as a practitioner, penetration tester and industry analyst. He has spent the last few years as an entrepreneur and challenging norms in sales and marketing for a variety of vendors. Adrian loves to cook, eat, hike, play music and regale his teenagers with stories of what the early days of the Internet were like.