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Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Member Since: 3/12/2014
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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 February 2010

Firewalls And DIY Plug-Ins

2/23/2010
Let's face it: Users love the concept of adding free plug-ins and apps to customize and empower the base software tool, whether it's in a smartphone or browser. Doing so is fun, it's cool, and it lets them personalize their software to augment or shape how they use it. Even firewall management has joined the plug-in party.

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Sights, Sounds (And Snow) Of ShmooCon 2010

2/11/2010
There are hacker conferences, and then there's ShmooCon. The annual East Coast convention was held during a major snowstorm in Washington, D.C., but that didn't stop researchers from sharing their latest exploits, hardware, and software inventions, and huddling over discussions about the latest security issues.

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Litchfield's Last Hurrah

2/3/2010
Yesterday was David Litchfield's last day at NGS Software, and he commemorated the milestone by dropping a zero-day vulnerability in Oracle's 11g database at Black Hat DC. He also surprised the audience -- and possibly himself -- by awarding Oracle a "B+" final grade for security in 11g, after nearly 10 years of keeping Oracle on its toes by calling out vulnerabilities in its database technology.

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5 Reasons the Cybersecurity Labor Shortfall Won't End Soon
Steve Morgan, Founder & CEO, Cybersecurity Ventures,  12/11/2017
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