Steve RaganSenior Staff Writer, CSO

Prior to joining the journalism world in 2005, Steve Ragan spent 15 years as a freelance IT contractor focused on infrastructure management and security. He's a father of two and rounded geek with a strong technical background.

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11 security basics that keep you safe from holiday tech dangers

These basic security tips will help protect you during the scam-filled holiday season.

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Hacking an election is about influence and disruption, not voting machines

Can you really hack an election? Maybe, but that depends on your goals.

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Q&A: The myths and realities of hacking an election

Election hacking has become a key topic during this year's presidential elections, more so now that candidates and voters are being actively targeted by actors that are assumed to be acting with Russian support.

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Microsoft updates trust list after private key for Xbox Live leaks

On Tuesday, Microsoft updated their Certificate Trust List (CTL) after the private key for xboxlive.com was leaked to the Web. The company didn't explain how the leak happened, but the exposed certificates were immediately revoked and replaced.