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Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Member Since: 3/12/2014
News & Commentary Posts: 3092
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Kelly Jackson Higgins is Executive Editor at DarkReading.com. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise Magazine, CommunicationsWeek, Virginia Business magazine, and other major media properties. Jackson Higgins was recently selected as one of the Top 10 Cybersecurity Journalists in the US. She began her career as a sports writer in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and earned her BA at The College of William & Mary. Follow her on Twitter @kjhiggins.

Articles by Kelly Jackson Higgins
posted in November 2008

My Spammers Didn't Get the Memo That They Were Toast

11/13/2008
It has been a week that seemed like the good guys might finally be winning -- something -- in the cybercrime war. First, there were reports of a 65-plus percent drop in spam volume after a Web hosting firm known for hosting botnets, spammers, and child pornography was taken down. Then the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on Wednesday finally Post a Comment

Don't Blame TCP/IP

11/10/2008
Recently disclosed threats to the Internet's IP infrastructure turn spotlight on the protocols -- but protection hinges more on politics and business than technology

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E-Voter In a Swing State

11/4/2008
When I arrived at the polls at 6 a.m. this morning, those of us at the head of the line watched nervously as election officials frantically tried to calibrate my small town's two e-voting machines after they malfunctioned -- just before the first voters were about to cast their votes.

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