It’s tough to recover when a key employee jumps ship, but that’s exactly what Decipher EIC Dennis Fisher managed to do, last month hiring Lindsey O’Donnell-Welch from rival Threatpost. Just like that, Decipher again is well-positioned to provide its context and analysis on cyberthreats and the efforts to thwart them.
You may think of Cade Metz as a good writer, but he’s also a voracious reader — which in turn makes him a better writer. When Cade arrived at the idea of Genius Makers -- about “the mavericks who brought AI to Google, Facebook and the world" -- he set out to write “a nonfiction book about the AI arena, but to have it read like a novel.”
SWMS contributor Leah McLean writes: Just as reporters need a reason why they should write the story being pitched, buyers of security solutions want useful detail on why they should buy. Being in close contact with these buyers as I am, let me share a real-world scenario.
Covering the space business is hotsy-totsy these days. The fact that Musk and Bezos are involved hasn't hurt. The "space" beat isn't everywhere yet, but a look at this cheat sheet can help spot the contours. We favored Tier 1 as best we could. Still, whom are we missing?
Here's a highly scrollable way to see what we produced in the first quarter of 2021. SWMS in Review is well-suited to explain to someone else what SWMS is all about. Statistically speaking, we averaged one cheat sheet and one new pitch opp per week.
SWMS contributor Rhiannon Pacheco writes: We connected with Bloomberg consumer tech reporter Mark Gurman to explore what it would take for him to cover a less well-established company than Apple, and why he’s excited to explore (and cover) the technology that will follow the smartphone.
[Updated and augmented: Apr. 8, 2021] Climate change and environment have entire publications dedicated to them -- Bloomberg Green, CleanTechnica, others -- but nearly all of Tier 1 has at least one beat reporter dedicated to one or both. Our list has grown to 25.
If you weren’t able to place any speakers in the 2021 RSA Conference, join the crowd. Though it’s too late for this year, SecurityCurve CTO Diana Kelley, who also serves on the RSA Conference’s ML/AI program committee, wants you to have the following useful info for next time.
[SWMS contributor Amanda Orr writes:] There's a quiet rumbling in the world of PR consultants and tech publicists: media relations is not what it used to be. The change didn’t happen overnight. Perhaps it’s because I’m writing this from my temporary home in Amman, Jordan, surrounded by Roman ruins, but I can’t help but imagine an archaeologist one day in the far off future, excavating a site in San Francisco...
Cade Metz is consistent. We interviewed him in 2008, 2012 and 2015. Each time he has carried the same message: though he reports on tech, it’s always about the people. This week we checked in with Cade to discuss Genius Makers, his new book about “the mavericks who brought AI to Google, Facebook and the world.” Again with the people!