Shaun Waterman

Shaun Waterman

Contributing Editor

Shaun became UPI's Homeland and National Security Editor shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, covering 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. From 2010-2013, he wrote about intelligence, foreign affairs and cyber security as a staff reporter for The Washington Times — earning a second "Dateline Washington" award — and in 2014 went on to launch POLITICO Pro Cybersecurity, a premium subscription news service based around a must-read morning newsletter. Prior to joining UPI, Shaun worked as a senior producer for the British Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship evening radio news program, The WorldTonight. 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.
Financial

FINRA takes a hard look at usefulness of blockchain

by Shaun Waterman • 3 days ago

The white paper by the the self-regulatory body for securities traders looks at the possible impact of emerging blockchain technology on the industry.

Government

Policy tied Obama’s hands in cyberspace, says White House Cybersecurity Coordinator

by Shaun Waterman • 3 days ago

"The relationship that we want to have with industry, and the private sector, it's weird! "What is it?" asked White House Cyber Coordinator Michael Daniel when looking back at his time in office.

Financial

Business lobby pushes back on cyber rule for banks

by Shaun Waterman • 4 days ago

The proposed rules are duplicative, overly prescriptive and use vague or undefined language, says the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Government

DHS: We won cyber turf wars under Obama

by Shaun Waterman • 4 days ago

The Einstein system became a symbol in some ways of the Department of Homeland Security's struggle to assert its authority over the security of federal networks — a fight DHS has won, says Deputy Undersecretary Phyllis Schneck.

Government

States question DHS’s last-minute election infrastructure designation

by Shaun Waterman • 5 days ago

State officials fret the designation will interfere with their efforts to secure voting machinery, both online and in the physical world.

Government

General who confirmed Stuxnet cyber attack is pardoned

by Shaun Waterman • 5 days ago

Retired Gen. James Cartwright, formerly the second-most senior officer in the entire U.S. military, had been facing a possible two-year sentence at the end of the month.