the JoshMeister

IT Director, Writer, and Podcaster in Fremont, California

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the JoshMeister (Joshua Long) is a computer security researcher and writer, podcast producer, and Latter-day Saint. He writes and podcasts about information security, Apple, tech, and religion, and was previously known for his podcast and blog about the TV show LOST.

Josh writes for major computer security news sites, and he has also been the Podcast Producer and Host for MacTech Magazine.

By day, he works full-time as the IT Director for a school district in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Josh has taken doctorate-level coursework studying Business Administration and Computer and Information Security, and he has three degrees including a master's degree in Information Technology concentrating in Internet Security and a bachelor's in IT concentrating in Network Administration (summa cum laude). He is a CompTIA Security+ and Network+ certified professional.

Public Recognition

Josh's computer security research has been featured or mentioned by many notable tech news outlets and security sites including: CNET (Elinor Mills' InSecurity Complex column; also republished by CBS News), MSNBC, Computerworld (also republished by PCWorld, Macworld, CIO, PC Advisor, and InfoWorld), Yahoo! News, The Register, Lifehacker, ExtremeTech, Sophos Naked Security / Sophos Security Chet Chat, TWiT Tech News Today, SC Magazine, heise Security / The H Security, StopBadware, Cyber Crime & Doing Time, The Mac Security Blog by Intego, Unmask Parasites, Norman Security Center, and DNS-BH. You can read more about his research and find a list of his articles at