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Author, Analyst, Speaker, Cybercrime and Security


Radcliff started out as what could be considered the first cyber investigative journalist in 1995 when doing research for a best-selling book about Kevin Mitnick, "The Fugitive Game," by Jon Littman.

Since 1996, her articles on cybercrime and cybersecurity appeared in SC Magazine, Computerworld, Networkworld, CSO, The Register, CNN Online, and other publications. During that time, she won two Neal awards for investigative reporting (and she was runner up for a third Neal). Her work has been translated into many different languages, cited in research and law journals, and used verbatim in college textbooks. As a speaker, she's addressed audiences on business radio stations in Vancouver and Los Angeles, as well as at West Point, H.O.P.E. (Hackers on Planet Earth) and elsewhere.

Radcliff has since stood up her own company, DeRad Cybersecurity Publishing Services, providing thought leadership, communications/messaging, and business development around security topics that are important to business and consumers.

Her new book, Breaking Backbones: Part 1 of the Hacker Trilogy, is available at all major bookstores, at Amazon, and at her publisher here:

She is still writing articles and publishing blogs and videos about cyber security, which are posted on her website at