Shaun Waterman

Shaun Waterman

Contributing Editor

Shaun is a contributing editor for CyberScoop and FedScoop, writing about information sharing and other policy issues and monitoring the latest online threat reports for our readers. He was recruited to launch CyberScoop after he successfully planned and opened POLITICO Pro Cybersecurity, a premium subscription news service based around a must-read morning newsletter. Shaun's career in U.S. journalism began at UPI covering the y2K threat in 1999. He became Homeland and National Security Editor for the venerable newswire shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, and has covered the Department of Homeland Security from its standup in 2003. His reporting on the Sept. 11 Commission and the tortuous process by which some of its recommendations finally became law in the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act earned him a "Dateline Washington" award from the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2009-10 Shaun produced a major report on cyber-security for critical infrastructure at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a leading Washington think tank. Prior to joining UPI, Shaun worked as a senior producer for the British Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship evening radio news program, The World Tonight. In 1999, he was appointed to run the BBC’s American radio news desk in Washington, providing round-the-clock news from all over both American continents for the corporation’s six radio networks. Before joining the BBC, he worked as a freelance journalist and parliamentary aide in London, writing for publications including the investigative magazine Private Eye and doing research work for members of Parliament. Shaun, who is British, has a master’s degree in social and political sciences from King’s College, Cambridge. He is married and lives in Washington, DC with his wife and two American sons, Miles and Harry.
Technology

The bug bounty market has some flaws of its own

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

Inflated bounties might be creating perverse incentives for young cybersecurity researchers and distorting the market for white-hat bug hunters.

Financial

DMARC 2.0? New BIMI standard will help fight spoofing and phishing

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

Major email service providers are teaming up with large corporations like to develop a new email security standard.

Technology

Critical ManageEngine vulns affect majority of Fortune 500 companies

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

Five vulnerabilities in the ManageEngine Applications Manager, and one in the Event Log Analyzer, were disclosed by Digital Defense, Inc.

Government

NIST engineering guide update provides advice for securing legacy IT systems

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

Volume two of NIST SP-800-160 focuses on cyber resilience engineering.

Government

EU needs one set of vulnerability disclosure rules, says expert task force

by Shaun Waterman • 3 months ago

The fractured ecosystem is having a chilling effect on vulnerability research.

Government

Feds still dragging in DMARC configuration

by Shaun Waterman • 3 months ago

More than a third of federal agencies have still failed to implement DMARC, according to an analysis of public records.

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