Joseph Menn

Investigative Journalist, Reuters

Joseph Menn is an author, speaker and investigative reporter specializing in technology issues for Reuters, having previously worked for the Financial Times and the Los Angeles Times. Menn is the author of the influential 2010 bestseller Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who Are Bringing Down the Internet, a real-life thriller that brought the modern face of cybercrime to a mainstream audience. Fatal System Error revealed collaboration between major governments and organized crime, and was placed on the official reading list of the US Strategic Command. It was named one of the 10 best nonfiction works of the year by Hudson Booksellers and was compared by the New Yorker to the novels of Stieg Larsson. Menn has presented at RSAC, DefCon and Black Hat DC. His highly anticipated new book will come out in June--Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World.