Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

The Readable has expanded its readership by publishing quarterly magazines in hard copy. The magazines are distributed only through The Readable’s readership network and are not published online. If you would like to have a copy, please contact us through email at hello@thereadable.co. Below is an editor’s note, which was printed on December 6 in the third edition of this year.


As a journalist who serves the public interest, I am delighted whenever someone tells me they have learned about cybersecurity issues through The Readable. Motivated by the belief that cybersecurity news should be accessible to and understandable by the general reader, I founded The Readable a year and a half ago, in May 2022, as an online platform. And soon after, in March of this year, we began publishing quarterly magazines. So far, our team has published more than 350 news articles, all written to the highest professional standards. Delivering quality journalism has, on numerous occasions, required us to skip meals and lose sleep, especially during our excursions around the globe. We would not change a thing, however. Indeed, all our efforts have been more than worthwhile because of you—our readers—whom we feel are always with us, edging us forward to find out more, to ask yet another penetrating question. After all, without you, all our efforts would be for nothing.

Last fall, The Readable signed a partnership agreement with a global leader in the news industry. We will reveal the company’s name once we finish rebuilding our website. We are currently in the process of integrating the company’s content into our platform, which is expected to be completed early next year. After this has been accomplished, our readers will have access to the latest cybersecurity news from around the world, in real time. This merger will enable our team to focus more on in-depth stories, such as investigative reporting. In addition, I have received multiple applications from talented people who have presented themselves as potentially valuable to The Readable, and this without our ever posting a job opening. Most of them will join our team as reporters in the upcoming months. I am incredibly thankful for our supporters who are making this wonderful journey possible.

The cybersecurity firm S2W is The Readable’s foundation. This firm supports The Readable financially without interfering in any of our editorial decisions. It is due to our having this powerful, unwavering supporter of quality journalism in the field of cybersecurity that The Readable is here now. As we expand our team next year, The Readable will accelerate the creation of our own business model. It is known to be extremely hard to make media startups financially successful, but I believe that The Readable will become the next example of this rare success story. Based on all the support and positive feedback that we have received, The Readable will continue to make the world a better place while cultivating a sustainable news organization. Read our stories, send your opinions, and join us in our journey. We welcome you with open arms as important members of The Readable family!

Dain Oh
Editor-in-Chief, The Readable


Dain Oh is a distinguished journalist based in South Korea, recognized for her exceptional contributions to the field. As the founder and editor-in-chief of The Readable, she has demonstrated her expertise in leading media outlets to success. Prior to establishing The Readable, Dain was a journalist for The Electronic Times, a prestigious IT newspaper in Korea. During her tenure, she extensively covered the cybersecurity industry, delivering groundbreaking reports. Her work included exclusive stories, such as the revelation of incident response information sharing by the National Intelligence Service. These accomplishments led to her receiving the Journalist of the Year Award in 2021 by the Korea Institute of Information Security and Cryptology, a well-deserved accolade bestowed upon her through a unanimous decision. Dain has been invited to speak at several global conferences, including the APEC Women in STEM Principles and Actions, which was funded by the U.S. State Department. Additionally, she is an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association, further exhibiting her commitment to journalism.