Steve has more than 30 years of journalism and publishing experience, most of the last 25 of which were spent covering technology. He has written about networking and telecommunications in corporate computing, government and small business environments. Steve started off working for daily newspapers reporting on local politics in his native state of New Jersey in the late 1970s and by the 1980s branched out, working for business trade magazines and in the computer trade press as Features Editor for Government Computer News and InternetWeek. He also focused on home technology and consumer electronics for Builder Magazine for more than five years. Now, he is a frequent contributor to Dark Reading, SC Media and numerous Tech Target sites. In his spare time, Steve is an avid jazz fan and plays the upright bass and guitar. Zurier resides in Columbia, Md., with his wife and two dogs, Zeke and Ross. His older son Ben is a drummer and percussionist living in Los Angeles. And younger son Solomon is an assistant coach on the men’s varsity basketball team at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.