Last Watchdog’s IoT and ‘zero trust’ coverage win MVP awards from Information Management Today

I’m privileged to share news that two Last Watchdog articles were recognized in the 2019 Information Management Today MVP Awards. My primer on the going forward privacy and security implications of IoT — What Everyone Should Know About the Promise and Pitfalls of the Internet of Things won second place in the contest’s IoT Security category.

In addition, my coverage of how the zero trust authentication movement is improving privacy and security at a fundamental level — Early Adopters Find Smart ‘Zero Trust’ Access Improves Security Without Stifling Innovation — won third place in the contest’s Hardware and Software Security category. I’ve been paying close attention to privacy and cybersecurity since 2004, first as a technology reporter at USA TODAY, then as Editor-In-Chief of, a corporate-underwritten news analysis blog.

Since 2017, I’ve been fully focused on independently producing original editorial content for, my signature blog, which serves an audience of non-technical company decision makers striving to address emerging cyber risks.

I’ve never done stories to win awards. I find gratification communicating intelligible insights that foster understanding about topics that affect the way we live. That usually  happens every time I publish a story under my byline. That said, it is always nice to be recognized by my peers. Many thanks to Eve Lyons-Berg, editor of Information Management Today, for including my work in the contest – and for this recognition.

Cyber threats to privacy and security will continue to be a seminal issue that affects us all for the foreseeable future. I plan to continue illuminating the work being done in the trenches to make digital commerce as private and secure as it ought to be. So keep reading and sharing. And thanks for your support.


Pulitzer Prize-winning business journalist Byron V. Acohido is dedicated to fostering public awareness about how to make the Internet as private and secure as it ought to be.

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