KrebsOnSecurity, an independent investigative journalist, is celebrating its 14th year of existence. The founder, Brian Krebs, has been in the field of journalism for more years as an independent reporter than as a reporter for The Washington Post.
Having started out as a paperboy delivering The Washington Post, Krebs’ career has grown significantly since his younger years. His experience at The Washington Post allowed him to develop skills such as translating complicated technical jargon into simple language for a wide audience and putting individuals at the center of highly technical stories, making them relatable to a diverse readership.
Brian Krebs expressed gratitude toward his audience for their continued readership and support throughout the years. He attributes his success and the sustainability of his independent reporting to the support of his readers. With more than 52,000 subscribers to the KrebsOnSecurity email newsletter, the platform continues to reach and engage a wide audience.
The site’s success and financial sustainability is also supported by the advertising partnerships vetted by Krebs himself. All ads displayed on the site are selected by Krebs and are served in-house, without any third-party content. Krebs also encouraged readers to consider disabling ad blockers on his site, as advertising partners help support the platform’s operations.
Reflecting on the past year, Krebs highlighted some of the most-read stories published by KrebsOnSecurity in 2023. These included reports on data breaches, identity theft, and cybersecurity issues affecting major companies. The stories reflect Krebs’ ongoing investigative work and the impact of cybersecurity threats in various sectors of society.
As KrebsOnSecurity continues to expand its reach and influence in the cybersecurity space, Brian Krebs remains committed to independent investigative reporting and delivering impactful, relevant stories to his dedicated audience.