Wednesday 14 April 2021


Nicole Perlroth

Journalist at The New York Times

Inside The Cyber Weapons Arms Race, in collaboration with How to Academy

In conversation with Diana Fox Carney, Nicole opens our eyes to the underground cyber weapons market and gives us a terrifying first look at a new kind of global warfare. In this market, governments aren’t regulators; they are clients – paying huge sums to hackers willing to turn over gaps in the Internet, and stay silent about them.

Nicole Perlroth

Nicole Perlroth covers cybersecurity and digital espionage for The New York Times. She is the recipient of several journalism awards including best technology reporting by the Society of Business Editors and Writers. Her 2014 Times profile of security blogger Brian Krebs was optioned by Sony Pictures and a 2016 story of Chinese hackers in a welding shop server was optioned for a television series. Prior to joining The New York Times in 2011, she covered venture capital and start-ups for Forbes Magazine. She is a guest lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

‘The definitive history of cyberwarfare. Nicole Perlroth connects the dots and the behind the scenes action of every serious intrusion, cyberattack and cyberespionage revelation in the last decade, offering recommendations for stopping the cyberwar none of us want to see.’

Clint Watts, author of Messing With The Enemy