Kim Zetter

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Kim Zetter is an award-winning investigative journalist and author who has covered cybersecurity and national security since 1999. She has broken numerous stories over the years about NSA surveillance, WikiLeaks, and the hacker underground, including an award-winning series about the security problems with electronic voting machines. She has three times been voted one of the top ten security journalists in the U.S. by her journalism peers and security professionals. She's considered one of the world's experts on Stuxnet, a virus/worm used to sabotage Iran's nuclear program, and published a book on the topic - Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon.

She has written on a wide variety of subjects from the Kabbalah to dining out in San Francisco to Israel to cryptography and electronic voting, and her work has been published in newspapers and magazines all over the world, including the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Jerusalem Post, San Jose Mercury News, Detroit Free Press, and the Sydney Morning Herald. She has been a staff reporter at Wired, a writer and editor at PC World, and a guest on NPR and CNN.

Zetter has interviewed and written about many notable people including sculptor Jim Sanborn (creator of the CIA's Kryptos sculpture),[1] Ed Scheidt (Chairman of the CIA's Cryptographic Center),[2] Mike Lynn (about the Cisco scandal in 2005), Australian film director Baz Luhrmann,[3] United States Assistant Attorney General Viet Dinh (creator of the Patriot Act), [4] and the famous cryptographer Bruce Schneier.[5]

Though born in the United States, she got her start as a journalist in Israel, when she was living there for three years. Some of her first articles were written for the Jerusalem Post. She speaks English and Hebrew, and her book on the Kabbalah has been published in multiple languages.

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  • Simple Kabbalah: A Simple Wisdom Book, 2000, Conari Press, ISBN 0-7858-1511-2 (hardback), ISBN 1-57324-170-9 (paperback)
  • Cabala: para Viver com Sabedoria no Mundo Moderno, 2005, Nova Era, ISBN 85-7701-008-2
  • Lonely Planet Out to Eat: San Francisco, Lonely Planet Publications, ISBN 1-74059-270-0 (2002 edition), ISBN 1-86450-084-0 (2000 edition)
  • Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon, 2014, Crown, ISBN 0-77043-617-X

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