About ThirdCertainty


Mission statement

ThirdCertainty is an editorially independent news site devoted to enlightening businesses and individuals about emerging privacy and security risks. Our mission is to help individuals, business owners and organizational leaders better understand emerging exposures and make more informed decisions about personal behaviors and corporate policies.


Editorial thrust

ThirdCertainty is a venue where leading experts and key stakeholders are invited to engage in intelligent discourse for the greater good. Our coverage will touch on issues of concern and highlight best practices that are of interest to consumers, small businesses and large organizations. ThirdCertainty’s breaking news stories and analysis pieces, guest essays, Q&A columns and videos will strive to be cogent, balanced and fair.

Editor-In-Chief Byron Acohido directs all editorial activities. Acohido is one of the nation’s most respected investigative journalists. Among numerous national journalism awards, he earned the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting for his stories in the Seattle Times that uncovered a deadly rudder flaw in Boeing 737 jetliners. More recently he has been widely recognized by top journalism organizations for his body of work at USA Today chronicling the rise of cybercrime and demise of personal privacy.



ThirdCertainty is fully underwritten by CyberScout, formerly IDT911. CyberScout is a  privately-held consultative provider of identity and data risk management, resolution, and education services. Consumer advocate Adam K. Levin– the former Director of the New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs – is the Chairman and Co-founder of IDT911. ThirdCertainty welcomes suggestions for stories and guest essays. All editorial decisions rest solely with ThirdCertainty’s reporters and editors.