Dan's Story

Dan is a veteran journalist and winner of the First Place Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for Best News Reporting -- the highest award in the nation for business/trade journalism.

In addition to earning a Master's Degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in Washington, D.C., he's been a staff writer and editor for some of the most prestigious trade publications in the technology market, including Computerworld Magazine. He is the author of four books, including The Hacker Diaries (2002) and Black Ice: The Invisible Threat of Cyber-Terrorism (2003), both published by McGraw-Hill.

Dan is a former intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps and has a decade of experience writing, producing and filming major anti-terrorism awareness training programs for major government and law enforcement clients. He most recently served as intelligence advisor to Transportation Security Administration's nationwide First Observer Plus training program, and has produced both public security announcements and sensitive special operations training programs for the AMTRAK Police Department.

Dan has appeared dozens of times on national and international television and radio news broadcasts, including CNN and BBC World News, and has made several appearances in Discovery Channel and History Channel documentaries focused on national security and cybersecurity. He is featured in the documentary Attack of the Hackers as part of the 25th Anniversary DVD Edition of the classic movie War Games, starring Matthew Broderick.

Over the course of a 20+ year career, Dan has spoken twice at the United Nations, has testified on critical infrastructure protection before both House and Senate Committees, and has provided keynote presentations to dozens of colleges, universities, companies and government agencies.

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