Dan Verton is a veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience covering cybersecurity, defense, intelligence, and homeland security. He’s written for the oldest and most influential technology trade magazines in the industry and is the 2003 first place recipient of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for Best News Reporting – the nation’s highest award for tech trade journalism.

Dan is a former intelligence officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and has authored several books on cybersecurity, including the 2003 groundbreaking work, Black Ice: The Invisible Threat of Cyber-Terrorism (McGraw-Hill) and The Hacker Diaries: Confessions of Teenage Hackers (McGraw-Hill).

He has a Master of Arts in Journalism from American University in Washington, D.C.

Dan has appeared regularly on national news and documentary broadcasts, including CNN, Discovery Channel, The History Channel and various national radio broadcasts.

In 2008, Dan appeared in a special documentary alongside Steve Wozniak, Richard Clarke and legendary hacker Captain Crunch as part of the 25th Anniversary DVD release of the classic movie War Games, starring Matthew Broderick.

Dan has addressed the United Nations twice on cyberterrorism and has testified before both the U.S. House and Senate on critical infrastructure protection.

From 2015 to 2018, Dan served as the co-author and intelligence advisor for the First Observer Plus program, a Department of Homeland Security anti-terrorism awareness training program that trained more than 1.5 million transportation sector professionals how to identify and report indicators of terrorist activity.

Today, Dan is an experienced and versatile marketing and communications executive with a proven track record of improving brand recognition, communicating value proposition across strategic verticals and expanding sales pipeline.

Competencies include strategic marketing content creation, digital/social media advertising campaign management, thought leadership program development, multimedia content creation (audio, video, graphics), proposal development and communications support for senior executives. **Led a successful proposal/application effort to achieve DHS SAFETY Act Certification on first attempt.