Publications

Below is a list of publications, magazine articles that I have written as well as podcast’s I’ve been a guest on:

March 2013
Quoted in “The privacy implications of Facebook Graph Search” on Help Net Security

December 2012
Interview on WEWS TV- Target text scam: How hackers got your number

Project Mayhem Coverage (Cash is King: Who’s Wearing Your Crown)
TechTarget: Project Mayhem hack details enterprise accounting system flaws
Threat Post: New Accounting System Hack Could Cause ‘Mayhem’
Dark Reading: ‘Project Mayhem’ Hacks Accounting Software
CSO Online: Researchers show proof-of-concept Microsoft ERP hack

May 2012
Interviewed on WJW Fox 8 TV on Social Media Identity Theft
Special guest on Securabit Podcast Episode 103: Pocket Full of Ownsies

March 2012
Mentioned in Dark Reading: Tech Insight: Getting A Handle On BYOD — And Jailbroken Phones

February 2012
Interview on WEWS TV: Website Spokeo.com reveals personal information, causes some privacy concerns

November 2011
Interview on WJW Fox 8 TV: Call For Action: Is Your Smartphone Putting You at Risk?

August 2011
Black Hat USA interview with InfoSec Island regarding my web services talk

June 2011
WKYC interview about debit card fraud

May 2011
WKYC interview about the Cree.py geolocation and potential stalking tool
WKYC interview about the lawsuit against Aaron’s spyware and related privacy concerns.

March 2011
WKYC interview with me about Formspring.me and what parents need to know: “New social website is concerning parents”
Featured blogger on InfoSec Island “Dispelling The Myths of Facebook Privacy and Security”

February 2011
WKYC interview with me about iPhone privacy risks: “Losing your Smartphone more dangerous then losing wallet”

January 2011
Co-authored an article with Jennifer Leggio for ZDNet titled “Facebook ‘tag spam’ targets indiscriminate friend collectors”

December 2010
Interviewed for the Orlando Sentinel “Is your friend really a friend on Facebook?”

October 2010
Article I co-authored based on my white paper research for InformationWeek “Social Networks’ Threat To Security”
Released my white paper “Profiling User Passwords on Social Networks”
Interviewed for a two part series on WKYC TV: Age of over-sharing: Is your Facebook usage a cry for attention?
Quoted in TechNewsWorld: Privacy Heat May Put Facebook in Regulators’ Crosshairs

September 2010
Interviewed on WEWS TV: Email and Facebook accounts hacked – Would you fall victim to the scheme? YouTube Video.
Interviewed on WEWS TV: Security software doesnt have to cost you money.
Guest editorial on ZDNet’s Social Business Blog Facebook’s remote log-out security feature: Should you care?

August 2010
Mentioned in a Network World article about the InfoSec Mentors program.

July 2010
Interviewed on WEWS TV for a segment on Tabnabbing.  Video is also on YouTube.

June 2010
Co-authored an article with Jennifer Leggio for ZDNet titled Facebook ‘likejacking’ spam scams continue.

March 2010

CSO Online interviewed me for: 10 Security Reasons to Quit Facebook (And One Reason to Stay On).

February 2010
Interviewed on Hak5 Episode 626 (interview starts at 33:09) about security and social media.
Interviewed on the Social-Engineer.org Podcast (#6) after my Shmoocon talk.
Bill Brenner from CSO Online wrote an article about my Shmoocon talk titled ShmooCon | Inside FarmVille’s Sinister Underbelly.

December 2009
Co-authored an article with Jennifer Leggio for ZDNet titled “Fifteen significant social media & security events of 2009“.

November 2009
Interviewed on the Quick-n-Dirty Podcast about social media security and social media policies for businesses.

October 2009
Featured in an article on ZDNet titled “2010 Predictions: Will social media reach ubiquity?” (page 4)

September 2009
Some of my research was featured in a ZDNet’s Social Business article (Jennifer Leggio) titled “SocialToo gives social networkers a false sense of security”.

August 2009
Interviewed by Dan Hanson from the Great Lakes Geek Show on social media security shortly after my talk at the Cool Twitter Conference.

June 2009
“Welcome to Social Media”
eBook by the Cleveland Social Media Club.  I wrote a chapter titled “Privacy and Security in Social Media”.

May 2009
(IN)SECURE Magazine Issue 21
– Article titled “Establishing your Social Media Presence with Security in Mind”.  Article starts on page 100.
Exotic Liability – Episode 15 (Social Disease) – Interviewed on the Exotic Liability Podcast about Social Network Bots/SocialButterfly w/Kevin Johnson
PaulDotCom Security Weekly – Episode 152 – Interviewed by the PaulDotCom crew about my Notacon 6 talk and other socnet research

March 2009
Podcast with Scott Wright from the Streetwise Security Zone“Facebook Privacy and Security Guidelines Explained”

October 2008
I released v1.0 of the Facebook Privacy and Security Guide at the Ohio Information Security Summit.  This guide has been used by several universities as part of student security awareness programs.  Please download and share with friends and family!


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