Sean Lyngaas

Sean Lyngaas

Sean Lyngaas is CyberScoop’s Senior Reporter covering the Department of Homeland Security and Congress.

He was previously a freelance journalist in West Africa, where he covered everything from a presidential election in Ghana to military mutinies in Ivory Coast for The New York Times. Lyngaas’ reporting also has appeared in The Washington Post, The Economist and the BBC, among other outlets. His investigation of cybersecurity issues in the nuclear sector, backed by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, won plaudits from industrial security experts. He was previously a reporter with Federal Computer Week and, before that, with Smart Grid Today.

Sean earned a B.A. in public policy from Duke University and an M.A. in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Technology

Networking giant Belden says hackers accessed data on employees, business partners

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

The U.S. firm issued a statement with few details.

Government

State-sponsored hackers try to exploit flaw in popular mobile software, UK warns

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

Access to a mobile device management server is gold for an attacker.

Government

Biden’s DHS pick was a ‘quick study’ of cybersecurity issues as the department’s deputy

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 days ago

"He recognizes he’s not a cyber expert, but he goes to those who help him make informed decisions," said Greg Touhill, a former senior DHS official.

Technology

'Smart' doorbells for sale on Amazon, eBay came stocked with security vulnerabilities

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 days ago

The findings point to “a wider culture that favors shortcuts over security in the manufacturing process," one researcher said.

Government

Police arrest 2 in connection with CyberSeal, Dataprotector crime services

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

It’s another move by law enforcement agencies to strike at the heart of cybercriminal infrastructure.

Government

Energy official eyed for senior CISA position after White House throws agency into turmoil

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

The Trump administration in October signaled its intent to appoint Sean Plankey to CISA.

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