Book Signing - Kim Zetter
Kim Zetter will appear at the SX Bookstore to sign book plates for her soon to be released book "Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon".
Crown an imprint of Penguin Randomhouse
Kim Zetter is a senior reporter and award-winning journalist for WIRED, covering privacy, security, cybercrime and civil liberties.
She wrote an extensive feature story about the landmark Stuxnet computer worm, a sophisticated piece of malware designed by the U.S. and Israel to sabotage Iran's uranium enrichment program, for which she won an award from the Society for Professional Journalists of Northern California in 2012. The worm was the first cyberweapon found in the wild and is believed to be the first malware to cause physical destruction. She has written a book about Stuxnet titled Countdown to Zero Day.
An acclaimed veteran journalist, Zetter's work has received national attention for breaking news on a number of topics over the years, and she has been a frequent guest on TV and radio, including CNN, NPR, PBS's Frontline and NewsHour, and Public Radio International's Marketplace.
In 2010, she and a WIRED colleague broke the story about the arrest of Bradley Manning (Chelsea Manning), the former Army intelligence analyst accused of leaking millions of classified U.S. government documents to WikiLeaks.
In 2007 she wrote a groundbreaking three-part story on the cybercriminal underground, which was the first to fully expose the world of online carding markets and the players behind them. The piece was told through the eyes of a carder and grifter named David Thomas who ran an online carding forum undercover for the FBI for 18 months after he was arrested.
She has been named one of the nation’s top 10 cyber security reporters by peers and security industry heavyweights in 2010 and 2012 and was recognized as a finalist for the prestigious Investigative Reporters and Editors award in 2005 for a series of investigative pieces she wrote about security problems with electronic voting machines and the controversial companies that make them.