Nicole Perlroth covers cybersecurity. She is the recipient of several journalism awards for her reporting on efforts by the Chinese government to steal military and industrial trade secrets. Her profile, written for the Times, of a security blogger was optioned by Sony Pictures. Her discovery of Chinese military hackers in a dusty backroom office server in a Wisconsin welding shop was optioned for a television series by the Weinstein Company. A Bay Area native, Perlroth covered venture capital at Forbes magazine before joining the Times in 2011. She is the author of the forthcoming book, This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends with Penguin/Portfolio. She is a Guest Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a graduate of Princeton University and Stanford University.