About Threatpost

Threatpost is an independent news site which is a leading source of information about IT and business security for hundreds of thousands of professionals worldwide.

Threatpost’s award-winning editorial team produces unique and high-impact content including security news, videos, feature reports and more.  They break important original stories, offer expert commentary on high-priority news aggregated from other sources, and engage with readers to discuss how and why these events matter.

Threatpost has been referenced as an authoritative source on information security by leading news outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, USA Today and National Public Radio.

Threatpost’s global editorial activities are driven by industry-leading journalist Tom Spring, editor-in-chief.

Make Threatpost your first stop for security news and analysis to stay informed and keep your organization safe.

Tom Spring
Editor-in-Chief, Threatpost

Tom Spring’s tech chops include three years as Senior Technical Editor at CRN magazine, where he covered breaking IT news and the products and services of Dell, IBM, Intel and Microsoft. Prior to that, Tom spent 14 years with IDG’s PCWorld magazine as Executive News Editor. Tom earned his stripes at several daily newspapers, including the MetroWest Daily News in Framingham, Mass., covering business technology news, where he served as Technology Editor.

Tom’s work has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, American Business Media, American Society of Business Publication Editors,and the Western Publishing Association. Recently, Tom was also voted “Dad of the Year” by his two adorable kids.

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Tara Seals
Senior Editor, Threatpost

Tara Seals has 20 years of experience as a journalist, analyst and editor in the communications and technology space. Prior to Threatpost, Tara was the North American news lead for Infosecurity Magazine, and spent 13 years working for Informa (formerly Virgo Publishing), as executive editor and editor-in-chief at publications focused on both the service provider and the enterprise arenas, including Channel Partners and XCHANGE. Besides cybersecurity, she has a deep background in cloud, IP communications/UC and apps; data centers and virtualization, including NFV/SDN; and consumer technology, devices, applications and communications. Her service-provider background includes wireless networks and video infrastructure. A Texas native, she holds a B.A. from Columbia University, lives in Massachusetts with her family and is on a never-ending quest for good Mexican food in the Northeast.

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Lindsey O’Donnell 
Staff Writer, Threatpost

Lindsey O’Donnell is an award-winning journalist who has been focused on consumer and enterprise business technology issues as well as cybersecurity for years. In her previous position at CRN, Lindsey covered all aspects of the microprocessor industry, along with specializing in connected device (IoT) security. Prior to that, she worked at several Massachusetts daily newspapers, including the The Cape Cod Times and The Worcester Telegram & Gazette. In 2016, her contributions to a team of reporters was recognized by the American Society of Business Publication Editors, which awarded them an Azbee journalism award for an expose on Apple Inc. In Lindsey’s spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and traveling.

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