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Cyber security blogger Brian Krebs to lecture March 20


Brian Krebs, author and cyber security blogger, will lecture at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on March 20 at 7 p.m. as part of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science’s Digital Rebels Speaker Series.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the lecture hall of the Leonard W. Sandridge Science Center.

Krebs is the author of, a daily news site dedicated to in-depth cyber security news and investigation, with a special focus on cybercrime. He is also the author of a book to be published by Sourcebooks in October 2014, called Spam Nation.

For the third year running, was voted the Blog That Best Represents the Security Industry by judges at the 2013 RSA Conference, the world’s largest computer security gathering. KrebsOnSecurity also won the “Most Educational Security Blog” award, and last year Krebs was presented with the “Security Bloggers Hall of Fame Award,” alongside noted security expert Bruce Schneier.  

From 1995 to 2009, Krebs was a reporter for The Washington Post, where he covered internet security, technology policy, cybercrime and privacy issues for the newspaper and the website. A frequent interviewee and public speaker, Krebs's stories and investigations have also appeared in Popular Mechanics, and dozens of other publications.  

Krebs is a 1994 graduate of George Mason University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations.