Biography

 

Pulitzer-winning journalist and web producer Byron V. Acohido is the founder and executive editor of  Last Watchdog, a pioneering security webzine. LW delivers analysis, news videos and guest essays of and for the global cybersecurity community. The content you will find here is uniformly comprehensive, balanced, accurate and fair. In returning to the tenets of classic journalism,  LW ‘s  aim is to help facilitate the dialogue essential to making the Internet much safer.

Acohido  one of the nation’s most respected cybersecurity and privacy experts. Acohido first began paying close attention to cybersecurity and privacy in 2004. He conceived and delivered a nationally-recognized body of work for USA Today,  chronicling the frenetic evolution of cybercrime in its formative stages. Acohido’s deeply-reported cybersecurity stories and videos are the gold-standard for smart coverage of complex security and privacy topics distilled for an intelligent audience. Here’s an example.

While at the Seattle Times earlier in his career, Acohido was awarded the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting and 11 other national awards for investigative stories linking a dangerous defect in the rudder controls of Boeing 737 jetliners to a string of crashes that killed hundreds of people.

Acohido is a native of the 50th state of Hawaii. He graduated from Damien Memorial High School in Honolulu and the University of Oregon School of Journalism, and has practiced journalism at The Herald, of Everett, Wash., the Dallas Times Herald and the Seattle Times.

As an author, analyst, instructor and public speaker, Acohido is dedicated to fostering fresh thinking and productive discussions about cybersecurity and personal privacy.