Illena Armstrong is VP, Editorial at SC Media, the leading business media brand for the information security industry. She spearheads and manages all editorial strategy and content development for SC US and UK, as well as plays a key leadership role in driving the brand's overall business and commercial development. She does this by working with a team of indefatigable colleagues and her dedicated staff in offices across NY, Washington, Michigan and the UK.

Her dynamic media leadership role harnesses her creativity, drive, journalistic prowess, brand building experience and business acumen. It encompasses editorial, design, website/digital, marketing, social media, event, and overall business/commercial oversight responsibilities for SC US/UK brands. Both brands provide myriad editorial offerings -- from the award-winning scmagazine.com/scmagazineuk.com and traditional magazine/digital editions to numerous social media streams, virtual events/webcasts, video programs, physical events and more. In also managing  editorial, design and marketing staff in SC's special projects division, Illena works with sales and other brand colleagues to create and launch ancillary editorial-related offerings, research-based products, and both single and multi-tiered custom products, some of which might combine website/digital, video, virtual/physical events or other campaigns.

On her watch, SC has won more than 40 awards from a range of industry groups, including the American Society of Business Publication Editors, Trade Association Business Publications International, Folio and MIN Online. She has spoken/moderated at several industry events, including SC Congresses and Roundtables, RSA Conference, Techno Security Conference and others. Before her stint at SC, she worked for various newspapers and magazines in New England and the southern United States, having received still more honors. To see what some business leaders think of SC, please go to: http://bit.ly/1VsPKPR.

Executive 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.

Doug Olenick joined SC Media 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.

Robert Abel joined SC Media as content coordinator/reporter in March 2015. In addition to writing on cybersecurity 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.

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.

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. 


Peter Stephenson has worked with SC Media 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.

In addition to overseeing SC Media's reviews and writing the "Threat Hunter" blog, Stephenson also is a researcher and author. His areas of expertise include information assurance and risk, information warfare, counter-terrorism, cyber criminology, cyber jurisprudence, and digital investigation and forensics. He has taught information assurance, network attack and defense, digital forensics and cyber investigation on both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

He started his 50+ 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. He holds a doctorate in digital investigation and is pursuing a second PhD in law. He holds the CISSP (retired) designation from (ISC)and retired as a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He also is former CISO of Norwich University. 

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

SC Labs Team

Program Director
Rob Cote

Rob has dedicated the last 15 years of his career to helping organizations successfully protect against Cyber Attacks. His technology career began 30 years ago with an operational background supporting, deploying, and managing a wide variety of IT systems for global outsource firms including EDS, Perot Systems, and Cap Gemini.

Rob has also contributed thought leadership in the field of security metrics.  Developing a specialized framework for identifying risk and developing client-specific performance indicators, he has established Security Vitals as a recognized source for helping organizations identify and quantify meaningful information security metrics.  

Technology Editor
Mike Diehl

Mike is a highly motivated IT professional with over 18 years of experience, four of which were spent working with Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). Like most technical security professionals, he built his career with hands-on roles working as a network engineer, systems engineer, network architect, and help desk specialist. A natural problem solver, Mike takes a measured and deliberate approach to resolving technical challenges. He maintains a keen focus on developing and implementing repeatable process to provide consistent and positive outcomes. These core beliefs provided the foundation for a successful transition to information security and compliance.

A key element in Mike's shift to information security were roles at MSSPs where he gained the knowledge and practical experience working with industry standard security frameworks including PCI, HIPAA, SANS, NIST. Assisting on the customer-side of PCI compliance, he worked with Qualified Security Assessors and Approved Scanning Vendors to finalize PCI reviews and answer self-assessment questionnaires.

Security Technologist
Matt Hreben

Matt has dedicated a career to assembling the foundational elements necessary to become a foremost security technologist. As an active U.S. Navy reservist, he reinforces IT operational skills with ongoing field exercises that require focused IT infrastructure and logistic support.

Working with a regional healthcare provider, Matt dedicated his efforts to isolating and resolving a wide variety of technology issues ranging from network connectivity to Windows Operating System malfunctions.

Technical Writer
Dan Cure

Dan brings more than ten years of professional experience developing, editing, and publishing IT-security related content. His journey as a writer however began not as practitioner but as an educator. After several years of successfully transferring knowledge to young individuals, he drew upon his teaching experiences to segue into the world of writing for technology-oriented organizational development and change.

Judy Traub
SC Labs program manager,

Judy Traub, SC Lab Manager, oversees pre/post product reviews process with lab staff, security vendors, and service providers for SC Media, covering Group Tests, Emerging Product, and First Look reviews.