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Below are some of David’s most recent and most important articles. You can see some of David’s featured CNN articles on his CNN articles page.


David has a new article out. This time, though, it’s not in a ZATZ magazine. Instead, it’s running in the Nieman Watchdog of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

In this important perspective piece, David suggests five important points journalists are overlooking when it comes to the missing White House emails.


As you probably know, Russia has attacked Georgia (Tblisi, not Atlanta) with tanks and troops. However, before the physical attack, there was a cyberattack against many of Georgia’s online resources. First indications seemed to imply the cyberattack originated as a Russian offensive, while later analysis by some sources dispute that, claiming that "script kiddies" are behind the assault. David wrote this article for the current issue of Counterterrorism. Given the timing of the Georgia attack, we felt it’d also be of interest to our Computing Unplugged and OutlookPower readers and are reprinting it here with permission.

EWEEK | November 20, 2008

Today’s uncertain economy is affecting everyone’s jobs, businesses and the world of tech in general. The uncertainty is creating psychological, mental, financial and social stress on everyone. Knowledge Center contributor David Gewirtz gives IT professionals some coping strategies to make it through this uncertain and stressful period.


Since the Wall Street crash in October, we’ve gotten a bunch of letters from readers asking about how all the economic fuss we’ve been experiencing will affect their jobs, their businesses, and the world of tech. In this important article, David shares with you some background that can help you understand the situation better. He also provides some coping strategies that will help you make it through this thing and come out solid on the other side.

Move over IEDs: The age of ICCDs (Improvised Computer Controlled Devices) may soon be upon us

We all know the devastating damage IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) have caused our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Washington Post estimates that 60% of U.S. deaths in Iraq are the result of IEDs. While diabolically effective, IEDs are still stupid devices, in that virtually none of them have on-board intelligence. Unfortunately, it’s only a matter of time before our enemies decide to incorporate intelligence into their improvised destruction and intelligence-gathering apparatus. This analysis (Web version to be published) described the risk in terrifying detail.

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ZATZ Publishing

ZATZ Logo David is the founder of ZATZ Publishing, one of the first technology magazine publishers on the Internet.

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ZDNet / CBS Interactive

ZDNet/CBSi Logos David is CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer. He also hosts ZDNet's DIY-IT and ZDNet Government blogs.

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U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute

USSPI Logo David is Director of the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit research and policy organization.