In the News

Announcements, News and Media Coverage

The Data Defenders team is actively participating in local, state, national, and international conferences and events and will continue to develop new materials, white papers and press releases about our work in the fields of cybersecurity, computer forensics, and Information Technology Management to share with our visitors.

CBSN

Cyrus Walker, Managing Principal of Data Defenders, LLC appears on CBSN to discuss the bomb threat made against the Los Angeles School District.
(12/15/2015)

CNN

Cyrus Walker, Managing Principal of Data Defenders, LLC appears on CNN Newsroom with Fredricka Whitfield to discuss Terrorist using encryption on Smartphones and the hacking of Juniper and other network equipment manufactures to steal encryption master keys. (12/19/2015)

Bloomberg TV

Data Defenders’ Managing Principal Cyrus Walker, Center of Democracy & Technology’s Greg Nojim and Bloomberg’s Chris Strohm discuss Apple’s Fight for privacy with Emily Chang on “Bloomberg West.”
(2/18/2016)

Bloomberg TV

Cyrus Walker, Managing Principal of Data Defenders, LLC appears on Bloomberg West with Emily Chang to discuss the Brussels terror attacks and the need for partnership between the Smartphone Manufactures and the Federal Government to investigate these incidents
(3/23/16)

Fox 32

Cyrus Walker, Managing Principal of Data Defenders, LLC appear on Fox 32 News with Darlene Hill to discuss cybersecurity and specific tips for keeping user data more secure.
(1/25/2016)

ABC

Cyrus Walker, Managing Principal of Data Defenders, LLC appears on ABC 7 News with Jason Knowles to discuss smartphone encryption, the challenges Law enforcement face in dealing with smartphone encryption, and tips for users to keep their smartphones more secure
(4/7/2016)

ValleyCentral

Data Defenders conducts forensic audit of Hidalgo County, TX electronic voting system to clear all allegations of voting tampering.
(4/22/2016)

The Guardian

Cyrus Walker, Managing Principal of Data Defenders, LLC. discusses with Steve Viuker of The Guardian the trends and financial impact of hacking on Small Businesses in the U.S. and what small businesses can do to protect themselves from these negative trends.
(1/21/2015)

CNN Money

Cyrus Walker, Managing Principal of Data Defenders, LLC discusses with Jose Paligery of CNN Money the impact of the outcome of the FBI v. Apple Case and how the developments will set the stage for future case involving phone encryption and criminal activities.
(2/17/2016)

The Daily Caller

Cyrus Walker, Managing Principal of Data Defenders, LLC. discusses with Jonah Bennet of the Daily Caller the residual impact of the FBI v. Apple case and potential options for the FBI to use to break software based iPhone encryption.
(2/17/2016)

The Chicago Tribune

Cyrus Walker, Managing Principal of Data Defenders, LLC discusses with Ally Marotti of the Chicago Tribune the work that Data Defenders does in keeping electronic voting systems secure for Cook County, IL and around the country.
(4-21-2016)