We are delighted to announce that Kim Zetter will be joining the Alperovitch Institute as a Visiting Scholar in the 2022-2023 academic year.

Kim is an award-winning investigative journalist and author who has covered cybersecurity and national security for more than a decade, initially for WIRED, where she wrote for thirteen years, and more recently for the New York Times Magazine, Politico, Washington Post, Motherboard/Vice, The Intercept and Yahoo News. She has been repeatedly voted one of the top ten security journalists in the country by security professionals and her journalism peers.

“Kim Zetter is one of the most impressive and more respected investigative journalists writing on intelligence and cybersecurity,” said Thomas Rid, “I’m thrilled she will be working with us here at the Institute for a semester.”

Kim has broken numerous national stories about NSA and FBI surveillance, nation-state hacking, the hacker underground, the Russian sabotage of Ukraine’s power grid and its use of that country as a testing ground, and election security. She is considered one of the leading experts on the latter, and in 2018 authored a New York Times Magazine cover story on the crisis of election security.

Kim has also written extensively about cyber warfare and wrote an acclaimed book on the topic — Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon — about a sophisticated virus/worm developed by the U.S. and Israel to covertly sabotage Iran’s nuclear program.