Chris Bing

Chris Bing

Cybersecurity Reporter

Christopher J. Bing is a cybersecurity reporter for CyberScoop. He has written about technology and policy for DC Inno, International Policy Digest and The Daily Caller, among other outlets. While at DC Inno, Chris focused on covering innovative technology businesses that are based in the D.C.-area. In June 2014, he founded a foreign policy blog called The Grey Cut, which monitored the influence and activity of petro-dictatorships across the globe. From an early age, Chris became interested in politics as a result of growing up in Venezuela and watching the country shift from a democracy to a dictatorship. Chris is an alumnus of St. Marys College of Maryland, a small liberal arts school based in Southern Maryland. He's a fan of Premier League football, authentic Laotian food and "that bluegrass band you've probably never heard of." You can follow him on Twitter via @Bing_Chris
Government

Trump’s White House: cyberweapons development is a ‘priority’

by Chris Bing • 3 days ago

President Donald Trump will prioritize the development of “offensive cyber capabilities,” offering new resources to U.S. Cyber Command to “safeguard our national security secrets and systems,” according to newly published information on the official White House website.

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Virtual assistants added to Air Force’s cybersecurity arsenal

by Chris Bing • 3 days ago

A newly launched software product, developed by Arlington, Va-based cybersecurity firm Endgame, will provide security operators with personal, virtual assistants.

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New cybersecurity subcommittee formed under Senate Armed Services

by Chris Bing • 4 days ago

The Senate Armed Services Committee welcomed a new subcommittee Wednesday focused on cybersecurity. The oversight and policy writing group will be led by Sen. Mike Rounds, R-SD., and ranking member Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.

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Why it’s such a bad idea for Trump to use an off-the-shelf smartphone

by Chris Bing • 5 days ago

President-elect Donald Trump is a “high risk target” for cyber espionage and intrusion, private sector cybersecurity experts and former intelligence officials say. Recent reports have suggested that Trump continues to use a personal, off-the-shelf smartphone, which would be less secure than the customized, “secure” blackberry provided to President Barack Obama in 2009 by the NSA.

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Why the DNC hackers will continue to wreak havoc

by Chris Bing • 6 days ago

Private sector cybersecurity researchers are closely monitoring ongoing digital intrusions to see if any share similarities with cyberattacks conducted by the infamous hacking group known as APT28, or Fancy Bear — who is best known for breaching the Democratic National Committee.

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Mike Pompeo, CIA nominee, has barely talked about cybersecurity

by Chris Bing • 7 days ago

After five years in Congress and a lengthy confirmation hearing last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee, there are few clues about how Rep. Michael Pompeo will guide the Central Intelligence Agency’s cyber defense and espionage efforts.