About eSecurity Planet

eSecurity Planet is a leading independent resource for IT professionals who are actively researching cybersecurity vendors and trends. The site, founded in 2000, provides in-depth analysis and reviews of a wide range of cybersecurity products, along with instruction for how to approach common security challenges and informational deep-dives into advanced cybersecurity topics. eSecurity Planet is owned by TechnologyAdvice’s portfolio of B2B technology websites.

Through rigorous research and decades of experience, eSecurity Planet brings perspective and depth unmatched in the cybersecurity industry. See our editorial policy.

eSecurity Planet is led by Editor Paul Shread, who has covered every aspect of enterprise technology in his 20+ years in IT journalism, including award-winning articles on endpoint security and virtual data centers. He wrote a column on small business technology for Time.com, and covered financial markets for 10 years, from the dot-com boom and bust to the 2007-2009 financial crisis. He holds cybersecurity and market analyst certifications.

eSecurity Planet staff writers include:

Chad Kime, eSecurity Planet’s Lead Writer, combines an electrical engineering education, an MBA, and a CompTIA Network+ certification to communicate technical concepts in plain English. With 20+ years of marketing, eDiscovery, IT, and project management, Chad values practicality over idealism. Chad spent five years providing technical writing consulting for managed IT security providers and penetration testing companies before switching to writing about cybersecurity best practices, technologies, and tools.

Jenna Phipps is a staff writer for eSecurity Planet and Enterprise Storage Forum and has years of experience in B2B technical content writing. She covers security, data protection, and the top industry products. She also writes about the importance of cybersecurity technologies and training in business environments, as well as the role that security plays in data storage.

Kaye Timonera has covered a wide range of industries in her career, including technology, cybersecurity, e-commerce, programming, aviation, finance, insurance, and business, and she managed the marketing team of a full stack development online school. After starting her career as a teacher, Kathryn now applies her talent for presenting information to technology and cybersecurity professionals.

Maine Basan began her writing career as an eLearning content developer and editor, translator, and research associate. She also played a key role in developing and implementing a CRM system that integrated data management and customer communication, leading to improved efficiency and customer satisfaction. She brings that experience in writing, research, and technology to her role as a cybersecurity writer and product analyst for eSecurity Planet. She is passionate about providing readers with informative and engaging content and sharing the latest trends and best practices in technology.

eSecurity Planet also publishes work from a number of long-time independent contributors, including Drew Robb, Henry Newman, Aminu Abdullahi, Shelby Hiter, Jeff Goldman, Julien Maury, Kihara Kimachia and Tom Taulli.