Shannon Flynn

Shannon Flynn headshot against white and gray background


Philadelphia, PA


West Chester University


Internet Technology

Networks & Security


Consumer IoT and Video Games

Consumer Technology

Company Info


Business technology & entertainment journalist with 5 years of experience writing in the industry.

Staff Writer at MakeUseOf, SiliconANGLE, and Managing Editor of ReHack Magazine. Featured contributor of CompTIA, CSO, GamesRadar, and more.

Works with Microsoft Office, Mac, Windows 10, Linux, and anti-virus software.

Security and gaming hobbyist.


Shannon Flynn is a journalist in cybersecurity, business technology, consumer IoT and entertainment. Prior to Lifewire, Shannon attended West Chester University in Pennsylvania with a major in IT. She then contributed to ReHack Magazine and eventually began writing tech posts and managing content as the Managing Editor of ReHack.

Shannon has contributed to a number of online publications such as MakeUseOf, Hackernoon, EdTech Magazine, GamesRadar, SiliconANGLE's The Cube, ReadWrite, Fansided, VMBlog, and more.

She has written about enterprise security, cybersecurity best practices, cloud computing, data analytics, hybrid education and e-learning, cryptocurrency, blockchain technologies, embedded technology and social media regulations.

My Gear

Shannon communicates on a Google Pixel 3, Slack and Google Phone. She works with Microsoft Office, a 13‑inch MacBook Pro, Google Workspace, Linux, and anti-virus software. Her setup is currently an at-home environment with two LG monitors with an OptiPlex 3080 Micro desktop computer running on Windows 10 OS. Other tech in my home includes a Switch, PS5, Xbox , Amazon Echo, Google Home, 4K smart TV, iPad and an embarrassing amount of TV apps.


West Chester University in West Chester, PA

A Message from Shannon Flynn

Starting as a casual technology hoarder, I've developed a love for all things tech and continue to learn and appreciate the ins-and-outs of the industry. I love decoding security jargon, explaining business processes and tinkering with the next popular consumer device. I am happiest when I'm lounging with a good book, so long as it's a Mac.

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