In Memoriam: Dark Reading’s Tim Wilson

In shocking disbelief and heartbreaking sadness, we report the passing of our friend and colleague Tim Wilson, co-founder and editor-in-chief of cybersecurity news site Dark Reading. Wilson died in late November 23. He was 59 years old.

Dark Reading (a sister site to InformationWeek) was born at a time when few people knew what “cybersecurity” was. In those early days, Wilson covered groundbreaking research such as the late Dan Kaminsky’s discovery of the DNS cache poisoning flaw, weaving ingenious security-themed blogs with the name “Tim the Wizard”. As a curious and creative editorial business leader, with an unwavering dedication to journalism integrity, Wilson has led Dark Reading to its fifteenth anniversary.

Most importantly, Tim Wilson was kind. He gave of his time, even when he didn’t have any. He knew exactly what inspirational sports champions should refer to when someone needed a self-esteem boost. He was truly one of this editor’s favourite.

Please read more about Tim Wilson from our colleagues at Dark Reading.


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