Black Hat Europe Q&A: Understanding the Ethics of Cybersecurity Journalism

Now that major data leaks are a semi-regular occurrence it’s more important than ever for cybersecurity professionals to understand how the media covers them, and there’s no better place to do that than Black Hat Europe in London this week. In his Black Hat Europe Briefing this afternoon on Hackers, Journalists and the Ethical Swamp investigative journalist Geoff White (who has covered technology for, among others, BBC News, Channel 4 News and Forbes) takes five high-profile hacking incidents and analyzes how they reflect key trends and tactics for working with (and some cases manipulating) the news media.

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