7 July 2010, posted to a MITRE site, "Twenty Slides, Twenty
Seconds –Pecha Kucha at MITRE"
The article covers a Pecha Kucha briefing session and quotes Bill
as saying, “Nothing beats public humiliation as a learning
experience; it drives you to do better."
June 2010, posted to a MITRE
internal site on careers, "How To Be a Top Performer"
Bill gives his top ten tips on how to perform at a higher
June 2010, posted to a MITRE internal site on
careers, "The Value and Impact of Soft Skills"
Bill is interviewed on the soft skills that help advance careers.
November 2008, The
MITRE Digest, "Building with Cyber-Steel
to Protect Computer Networks"
Bill is quoted as saying, "Our infrastructure is made of cyber-straw.
We need to be building it out of cyber steel."
22 June 2008, The
New York Times, Steve, Lohr, “For a Good
Retirement, Find Work. Good Luck”
The article, in Ideas & Trends, begins, “Bill Neugent,
an engineer in McLean, Va., is doing his bit to ease the looming
generational financial squeeze as the nation’s 75 million
baby boomers begin to retire. He’s working longer.”
July 2006, The MITRE Digest, "Thwarting the
Enemy Within: Addressing the Insider Espionage Challenge"
Bill is quoted as saying, "Insider threats might not hit us
as often as hacker attacks, which show up every few seconds, but
when they hit, they can be very dangerous.... The solution will
never be something that you just plug in.... This area has attracted
a lot of our best people, because it's just what MITRE people like
doing—taking on something that is really hard and really important
and making a difference.... "It's quintessential MITRE work."
9 February 2006, WASHINGTON
Bill's keynote from the prior day at INPUT's IT Security and Cyberterrorism
Conference was covered. He's quoted as saying "Future conflicts
are going to be more cyber than they are kinetic."
30 November 2005, Kensington, MD.
Gail Werner interviewed Bill
for Weburbs, a cable TV program on how the web is used both professionally
and personally. Their lively
discussion on Cyber Terrorism aired December 8th at 8:00 pm
and December 13th at 9:00 pm on Montgomery Municipal Cable (Channel
16). The program was aired again in February 2006.
August 2005, SIGNAL
Magazine, Jeff Hawk, "Detecting Anomalies"
Bill and Greg Stephens of MITRE were interviewed for an hour on
anomaly detection, one facet of cyber intrusion detection. The interview
was incorporated into this article, in which Bill is quoted many
times. SIGNAL Magazine is produced by the Armed Forces Communications
and Electronics Association (AFCEA).
July/August 2005, MITRE Matters, Shari Dwyer,
“Secrets of Dynamite Briefings Revealed”
An article features Bill as “MITRE’s unofficial briefing
guru.” The article showcases “Show As You Tell; How
To Give A briefing,” which Bill had presented to several standing-room-only
audiences at MITRE. “’People were hoping there was a
silver bullet, a greased slide down which they could coast to success,’
he says. There isn’t any magic—but that’s the
good news, says Neugent. You don’t have to be born with the
briefing gene; with a little work, almost anyone can succeed.”
1 March 2005, Federal
Computer Week, Florence Olsen, "Security
In an article about wireless security, Florence Olsen quotes "Wireless
expert Bill Neugent...said that the proliferation of wireless technologies
such as radio frequency identification chips and nanoscale 'smart
dust' will cause both privacy losses and productivity gains."
This article is also featured in USA
5 August 2004, WYPL TV 18
Heather Lawson of WYPL
interviewed Bill for a half hour in-studio about No
Outward Sign and cyberterrorism. The interview aired on the
6 August Book Talk show. WYPL is in Memphis, TN.
5 April, 2004, WFOB
Gus Sierra interviewed Bill live for 30 minutes on the "Talk
At 10" show. The station (1430 AM) is in Fostoria, OH.
19 February, 2004,WEOL
Larry Wright interviewed Bill on "The Other Side of Morning
Drive" show. Regarding Bill's novel, Larry said, "It scared
me." The station (930 AM) is in Elyria, OH.
13 February, 2004, KXLE Radio
Richard James interviewed Bill live for fifteen minutes on "The
News Update." The station (1240 AM) is in Ellensburg, WA.
12 February 2004, KBSN Radio
Butch Bare interviewed Bill live for an hour on the "Public
Affairs" show. The station (1470 AM) is in Moses Lake, WA.
23 January, 2003, KONA
Dennis Shannon and Michael McDonnal interviewed Bill live on "The
Morning Show with Dennis and Michael." The station (610 AM)
is in Pasco, WA.
22 January 2004, KBUR
Steve Hexom interviewed Bill live for fifteen minutes on "The
KBUR Morning Show." The station (1490 AM) is in Burlington,
16 January 2004, WSLB Radio
Brandon Amo interviewed Bill in a twenty-minute taped session that
aired the following Friday morning on his "Let's Talk"
show. The station (1400 AM) is in Ogdensburg, NY.
14 January 2004, KPQ-560
Ken Johannasson interviewed Bill in a fifteen-minute taped session
aired on 16 January on his "Two o'clock" show. The station
(560 AM) is in Wenatchee, WA.
11 January 2004, The
MetroWest Daily News and The
Milford Daily News, Nancy Olesin, "Cybersecurity:
the stuff of fiction and fact"
"Our computer systems are worth more up than down to our adversaries,"
Bill is quoted as saying. The story was based on a half-hour interview
with Nancy. "Imagine the chaos that would ensue if terrorists
took over major computer networks and were able to shut down Boston's
electricity and water, police and fire departments, airport, subways,
traffic control and every hospital in the city. It's a scenario
Bill Neugent thinks about all the time. It's his job."
5 January 2004, KSCJ
Bob Lawrence interviewed Bill live for twenty minutes about No
Outward Sign and cybersecurity. The station (1360 AM) is
an ABC Radio Network Affiliate in Sioux City, IA.
December 2003, MITRE, Alison
Neugent: Security Storyteller"
MITRE featured Bill in the Employee Spotlight section of the
MITRE public web site. "When I look at our work program
from the perspective of a novelist," he said, "I'm
struck by the great stories waiting to be told."
12 December 2003,
WKMG TV (CBS)
Emmy-award-winning reporter Mike Holfeld filmed Bill's first
meeting with Brent Singleton, Director and Editor at WKMG
and owner of the same name as the protagonist of Bill's novel,
No Outward Sign. The meeting
took place in the Yacht Club Resort in Disney World, Orlando,
FL. Mike also interviewed Bill about Internet scams and America's
vulnerability to cyberterrorism. The story ran on 26 December.
Forty minutes of filming had been edited into a highly entertaining
four-minute spot that featured Bill and Brent and also included
Bill walking hand-in-hand with his arm-candy wife Jill.
Mike Holfeld interviews
for WKMG TV (CBS)
Forty minutes of filming for a
8 December 2003, WFLA
- Florida Radio Network
Alan McBride interviewed Bill on cyberterrorism and No
Outward Sign. The interview will be broadcast regionally
at a later date. WFLA is based in Maitland, FL. Bill did the interview
in Disney World using his cell phone.
14 November 2003, KAST-AM
Buz Kelly interviewed Bill live from KAST in Astoria, OR. Buz had
read No Outward Sign, enjoyed it, and
gave many hearty endorsements for the book during the twenty-minute
14 November 2003, KRSN AM 1490 Radio
Bob Clark interviewed Bill live for twenty minutes. KRSN is in Los
Alamos, NM, where Bill gave a major talk on 18 November at Los Alamos
10 November 2003, WILI
Bill was interviewed for an hour live and in-studio on the Wayne
Norman show. WILI is in Willimantic, CT. A number of Bill's former
high-school classmates heard the interview. See studio photos.
Wayne wrote afterwards, "I really enjoyed our talk. I heard
buzz about it for a week afterwards. I'm glad Bill is on OUR side!"
His show is the longest continuously running morning radio show
7 November 2003,
Janet Peckinpaugh interviewed Bill live at the NBC30 studio
in West Hartford, CT. Janet anchors the News at 10, each weekday
morning. The news/talk show is the newest edition to NBC30
Connecticut News lineup. Check out the behind-the-scene photo.
6 November 2003, The Chronicle, Elio Gugliotti,
enemy in the mix"
Elio's interview of Bill was printed in the Willimantic paper
the day before Bill's high school classmates gathered for
their fortieth reunion. A classmate spotted the article and
pasted it into the class reunion scrapbook.
Janet Peckinpaugh interviews
Bill on NBC30 TV
Funny, she doesn't look like
3 November 2003, WSRO
AM 650 Radio
Adeline Stevens interviewed Bill for 45 minutes in a taped session
that was broadcast on Veterans Day as part of The Adeline Chronicles.
WSRO is based in Framingham, MA, and also is Channel 6 on CRNI.net
and an affiliate of National Radio Network.
3 November 2003, WHYN
Brad Shephard, host of The Morning Show, interviewed Bill live about
No Outward Sign and cyberterrorism.
WHYN is based in Springfield, MA.
November 2003, Information Security, Erik Sherman,
companies look off shore for programming, but at what cost?"
An article about off-shore software development quotes Bill
as saying, "It's an issue that worries the big vendors, companies
like Microsoft, IBM and Sun, because they all have some of their
development done in places like China, and China has written the
most about how to attack the U.S."
29 September 2003, Datamation eZine, Sharon Gaudin,
Hackers, Industry Locked in 'Arms Race'"
An interview with Bill included his provocative statement, "Thanks
to hackers, we're better protected against organized crime and foreign
nation states that want to harm us." The article also appeared
4 September 2003, Portsmouth Herald, "Kudos
to N.H. for elderly driver laws"
A letter to the editor resulted in a plug to Bill's "Senior
Momentum" Sound Bite. Bill had been visiting Portsmouth, New
Hampshire at the time.
September 2003, Web Hosting Monthly, Dennis McCafferty,
and Terrorist Sites: Knowing When to Draw the Line"
Dennis's excellent article ended with a quote from Bill: "Formerly
the FBI listened to suspected terrorists until they had enough information
to build a criminal case. As a result, sometimes we waited too long.
What we've learned as a nation is we can't afford to wait."
22 August 2003, WZID
- FM, Mike
Morin Drive Time Show
and Nancy Robbins
interviewed Bill on cybersecurity, worms and viruses, and Bill's
novel. Mike later wrote to Bill: "You were so interesting,
we replayed the piece a few days later in a different hour. I'd
like to put you in my Rolodex as an expert in this area." The
show is based in Manchester, NH.
15 August 2003, TaleCatcher™ Press Release,
"Blastered and Blacked Out; Reality
Mirrors Fiction in New Novel, No Outward Sign"
Bill's third nationwide press release went out through PR Newswire,
reminding people that the Blaster worm and the Northeast power outage
emulated events in his novel.
6 August 2003, FOX
28 WSJV TV, live interview, Steve Duval, Wake
Bill's first TV interview was aired live and broadcast to 300,000
homes in the South Bend/Elkhart area of Indiana and Michigan. The
interview previewed Bill's novel and his speech on cyberterrorism
on Indiana University South Bend. Read about Bill's experience Live
6 August 2003, Pilot
News, Stacey Creasey
The Plymouth, Indiana-based paper published an interview Stacey
Creasey conducted with Bill about cyberterrorism.
1 August 2003, AFIO E-BULLETIN BOARD NOTICES (EBBN
#08), "AFIO Member Publishes First Novel."
The Association of Former Intelligence
Officers noted Bill's novel. "Member Bill Neugent's debut
novel shows the event so many are expecting — a cyberterrorist
America. In the novel, the nation's survival depends on Jason Singleton,
vigilante hacker, who becomes the target of both the terrorists
and the FBI. The book features a potent mix of intriguing characters
and fills a unique niche, having been written by one of the country's
top cybersecurity insiders and set within a context that highlights
serious national issues."
18 June 2003, The News & Observer of Raleigh,
Christina Dyrness, "Universities
try to hone cybersecurity niche"
Christina's article lead off with a two-paragraph advertisement
for Bill's book. The article was further distributed by InfoSec
News distribution list (email@example.com), which added a link to the
book on Amazon.com.
3 June 2003, TaleCatcher™ Press Release,
"New Book Hides Key To Treasure"
The second nationwide press release went out through PR Newswire
and generated hundreds of hits on the Treasure Hunt page at TaleCatcher.com.
Oddly enough, most of the hits came from Japan. The release found
its way into many publications, such as a pointer in the 9
- 13 June issue (under A CALL FOR ENTRIES) of the Working
Writers Newsletter and a 3 June 2003 entry in Brandywine
19 May 2003, Federal Computer Week, Judi Hasson,
center to focus on security research
Bill is quoted regarding an effort by the Department of Homeland
Security to keep track of new techniques for fighting terrorism.
17 April 2003, The Telegraph, Calcutta, India,
Subimal Bhattacharjee, "We've
Just Had A Cyber War"
"According to Bill Neugent, who has recently written a book
on the US-Iraq cyber war, instead of cultivating its cyber-war readiness,
Saddam Hussein's forces would have limited their cyber-technical
prowess to spying and restricting the average Iraqis' use of the
internet." An interesting comment, except for the detail that
it didn't come from Bill.
7 April 2003, Government Computer News, William
Eye: Consider thanking hackers for security
Bill is quoted as saying, "we wouldn’t be nearly as secure
as we are if it weren’t for hackers coming at us."
2 April 2003, Joe King’s weekly PC Radio
Show from WBAI New York
Bill appeared as a featured guest. Read the show’s
summary or Bill’s report on the interview.
April 2003, National Society of Professional Engineers,
Engineer Writes Best-Seller"
The column "Professional Engineers in Private Practice"
featured Bill's novel.
April 2003, Washington Writer, Volume 28,
The monthly newsletter of Washington Independent Writers (WIW)
included an announcement that Bill published his first novel,
No Outward Sign.
13 March 2003, Salon.com, Brian McWilliams,
Net loss: Embryonic Web system first casualty of war"
Bill's opinion as a novelist is quoted regarding whether Iraq
has sufficient home-grown talent to harm the U.S. with computer
attacks. The article was published in multiple sources such
as the Ottawa
10 March 2003, Federal Computer Week - Intercepts
column, Dan Caterinicchia, "Novel
View of Cyberwar"
"Never doubt the power of the Interceptor. After a version
of this story ran on our Web site Feb. 24, sales of the book
Outward Sign] jumped from an Amazon.com Inc. rank of 1,779,363
all the way up to 488."
6 March 2003, Salon.com, Brian McWilliams,
the dogs of cyber-war on Iraq!”
Bill’s novel and perspective on the topic were included on
page three of the story.
4 March 2003, Cyber
Criminals Most Wanted,
No Outward Sign was one of three books listed as suggested reading.
28 February 2003, TaleCatcher™
Press Release, "Novel
Describes Iraqi Cyberattack"
Bill issued his first nationwide press release through PR Newswire,
which distributed the story to thousands of media outlets. In the
release, Bill answered the question of whether the novel's computer
theme would deter non-technical readers. "My favorite reader
is a gentleman from North Carolina, eighty-six years old. He loved
the novel, read it in one sitting, but afterwards he asked his daughter,
'What is this word, cyber?'" The release found its way into
many publications, such as VA
25 February 2002, The
Maui Writers Conference, Maui
Writers Attendee Forum - Success Stories
Bill’s book was cited among examples of “publishing
successes by past Conference, Retreat and Manuscript Marketplace
24 February 2003, Federal Computer Week, Dan Caterinicchia,
explores U.S.-Iraq cyberwar"
This feature article kicked off a buying
surge that placed Bill’s book in the amazon.com top 500.
Bill was quoted as saying, “With cyberterrorism, there’s
not the fear and intimidation like with the sniper…. It’s
not that gut-wrenching. It’s more hollow, like reading the
business section and looking at the stock market.” The article
was further distributed by InfoSec News distribution list (firstname.lastname@example.org),
which added a link to the book on Amazon.com. Resulting
sales set the "all-time record for any book mentioned"
on the list.