Greg Otto

Greg Otto

Greg Otto is Editor-in-Chief of CyberScoop, overseeing all editorial content for the website. Greg joined Scoop News Group in 2014 as FedScoop's Tech Editor, covering all of the innovative tech government is leveraging: cloud computing, mobility, cybersecurity, open source and enterprise architecture.

Previously, Greg was the Assistant Managing Editor for Digital at Washington Business Journal, where he covered D.C.'s tech startups while overseeing all digital content. He was also a News Editor at U.S. News & World Report, covering a wide range of topics from technology to crime to culture. Before that, he served as a web editor for WTOP News, winning an Edward R. Murrow award in 2009.

Greg holds a B.A. in Journalism from Temple University. ᐧ

Government

Cybersecurity has done more to drive government cloud use than any other feature, intel official says

by Greg Otto • 2 weeks ago

Principal deputy director of national intelligence Sue Gordon said the security in the cloud has "allowed the greatest movement of mission."

Government

Chinese hackers found and repurposed elite NSA-linked tools

by Greg Otto • 2 months ago

Symantec has evidence that Chinese-linked hackers were using NSA-authored tools at least a year before they were publicly leaked by the Shadow Brokers.

Government

Election tech vendors say they're securing their systems. Does anyone believe them?

by Greg Otto • 2 months ago

Election tech companies are telling the world they are fixing their cybersecurity issues. Will the changes they make satisfy everyone ahead of 2020?

Government

Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty to two counts related to Kronos banking malware

by Greg Otto • 2 months ago

Also known as MalwareTech, Hutchins was responsible for stopping the WannaCry ransomware outbreak.

Government

Woman illegally entered Mar-a-Lago with thumb drive full of malware, prosecutors say

by Greg Otto • 3 months ago

Yujing Zhang has been charged with with making false statements toward federal law enforcement agents and unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds.

Government

How DHS is following the Pentagon's plan for internal cybersecurity

by Greg Otto • 3 months ago

DHS is trying to replicate a plan used by the Department of Defense to protect and defend its network.

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