eSecurityPlanet Editor Paul Shread has covered nearly 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 market analyst and cybersecurity certifications. In a previous life he worked for daily newspapers, including the Baltimore Sun, and spent 7 years covering the federal government. Al Haig once compared him to Bob Woodward (true story - just ask Google).