Journalist and cybersecurity scholar John Coulter has died

John Coulter, the journalist, television producer and well-known security strategist, died at the age of 76. He was the co-author of “The Modern Internet” with Dave Winer. Coulter was also the director of information security for online security firm Imperva.

He joined TechRadar as a science editor and columnist in 2002, and was promoted to be a U.K. specialist journalist in 2004. He was known for his use of language, particularly humor, in his articles.

Mr. Coulter was also an internationally renowned speaker, often making appearances at the Chaos Communication Congress and Symposium Cybertrends. His first novel, “In An Order of Humanity,” came out in 2013, while his most recent work, “The Modern Internet,” was published in 2017.

Mr. Coulter died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in Manchester, England.

The Israeli security firm Imperva said on Twitter that Mr. Coulter was “a brilliant thinker, an iconic writer and a wonderful friend.” In a letter to Imperva employees, CEO and co-founder Shlomo Kramer called him “as inspiring as he was wise, great in a way I’ll never forget.”

On his website, Mr. Coulter is described as a “former corporate hacker who will always be remembered for giving the world his words.” He is survived by his wife and children.

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