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Wall Street Journal: Now There’s a Novel About High Frequency Trading

May 21, 2014 | post a comment | Mark Russinovich

The Wall Street Journal wrote a post today about Rogue Code and the somewhat lucky coincidence that it was published shortly after Michael Lewis published his explosive expose of High Frequency Trading, Flash Boys: Wall Street Journal: Now There’s a Novel About High Frequency Trading

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Enter to Win a Signed Copy of Rogue Code Before It’s Published!

April 27, 2014 | 6 Comments | Mark Russinovich

Want a signed copy of Rogue Code and want it before the book is even out? Every day from April 28 to May 2 I’ll draw the winner of a signed Rogue Code Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) to be delivered before the May 20 publication date! Email the receipt of your Rogue Code pre-order (from any seller in any… Read the Rest »

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My Sessions at RSA Conference US 2014

January 3, 2014 | post a comment | Mark Russinovich

I’m excited to announce that for the third year I’ll be presenting at RSA Conference US, the largest cybersecurity in the world. Like the previous two conferences, I’m delivering a talk in the Industry Experts track, this time on cloud security. I’m also delivering a technical session on the Pass-the-Hash… Read the Rest »

Interview »

Clash of the Titans! Inside Microsoft’s Battle to Foil the NSA

December 29, 2013 | post a comment | Mark Russinovich

Revelations about the expansiveness of the NSA’s data collection operations has raised the question of whether US companies like Microsoft, Google Facebook and others voluntarily put back doors into their software for the NSA or give the NSA unfettered access to customer data. Several weeks ago Microsoft published an official… Read the Rest »

About the book, Movie »

Jeff Aiken Series Movie Options Sold!

July 21, 2013 | post a comment | Mark Russinovich

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve sold the movie options for the Jeff Aiken series (Zero Day, Trojan Horse, and the forthcoming Rogue Code)! The buyer has produced several major films and believes in the importance and timeliness of the subject matter. Work on the first movie is starting immediately… Read the Rest »

Cleaning malware »

Learn how to Hunt Down and Kill Malware

June 16, 2013 | post a comment | Mark Russinovich

You’re probably the IT help desk for your family and friends, and might even have an IT role at your company. Malware is a fact of life and learning how to identify it, neutralize and clean it off infected systems can save the time and money of reimaging systems, reinstalling… Read the Rest »

About the book, Interview »

Government Technology Profile Article

May 27, 2013 | post a comment | Mark Russinovich

Government Technology has published a nice profile of me and my fiction, discussing how Zero Day and Trojan Horse both reflect the reality of the cybersecurity landscape. It includes excerpts from an interview I did for them that explain what motivated me to try my hand at fiction and my… Read the Rest »

Trojan Horse »

Executive Order on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

February 13, 2013 | 1 Comment | Mark Russinovich

President Obama highlighted the need for cybersecurity in his 2013 State of the Union Address: America must also face the rapidly growing threat from cyber attacks. Now, we know hackers steal people’s identities and infiltrate private e-mails. We know foreign countries and companies swipe our corporate secrets. Now our enemies… Read the Rest »

Interview, Trojan Horse, Zero Day: A Novel »

Interview with From End to Edge

February 13, 2013 | post a comment | Mark Russinovich

Check out how I came up with the titles to my novels and my view on cloud security in this From End to Edge interview with Yuri Duiogenes and Tom Shinder:

Trojan Horse, Zero Day in the news »

Chinese Hackers Breach NY Times

January 30, 2013 | post a comment | Mark Russinovich

In a story that reads like it came strait out of Trojan Horse, the NY Times announced today that it has been infiltrated by Chinese hackers in a campaign that ran over the last several months since the Times readied a story on a the corruption of a Chinese official:… Read the Rest »


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Zero Day in the news:
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Wall Street Journal on Rogue Code:
Now There’s a Novel About High-Frequency Trading

Publisher's Weekly on Rogue Code:
“In Russinovich’s well-crafted third Jeff Aiken novel (after 2012′s Trojan Horse), the cyber security specialist must contend with insider trading, long cons, and multimillion-dollar thefts”