Security Scout Keeps You One Step Ahead of Viruses

By Robyn Peterson  |  Posted 2003-09-22 Print this article Print

Protect your computer with the most powerful weapon available—knowledge.

The Internet is a battlefield and your computer is under constant bombardment. In such a dangerous digital world, knowledge is your shield, but who has the expertise—let alone the exhaustive resources—necessary to scour the Web for pertinent, accurate alerts, patches, and the like?

You do, now.

Security Scout, our latest premium utility from PC Magazine, hooks you directly into an information pipeline rich with cutting-edge security intelligence. And best of all, this vital information arrives directly at your desktop—no browsing or searching required! Security Scout channels expert security knowledge to you from groups like CERT (, which constantly research vulnerabilities in applications like Microsoft Outlook and Word, the Microsoft Windows operating systems, and, of course, programs from the world beyond Microsoft. With access to this information the instant its available, you can keep your systems and data as they should be: safe and sound.

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Robyn Peterson

Robyn Peterson, Vice President of Product Management and CTO for Ziff Davis Media, oversees,,,, and the other consumer-oriented Ziff Davis Media websites. He also covers multiple content areas, including but not limited to consumer electronics, car techonology, software and development, and networking. Robyn is also the host of the PCMag Radio podcast (subscribe in iTunes).

Robyn has appeared on CNN, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, CBS, Fox, Fox News and the WB network representing PC Magazine,, and ExtremeTech. His writing appears on and Yahoo in addition to PC Magazine, eWEEK, CGW, and ExtremeTech. He has also won the Chairman's Circle 2001 Award for outstanding editorial contributions to Ziff Davis Media (parent company of ExtremeTech and PC Magazine).

Robyn has a masters of science in computer science from New York University (NYU).

He can be reached at robyn_peterson (AT)

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