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

Klobuchar to voting vendors: Don’t turn your back on good hackers when setting up a CVD program

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

A Democratic presidential candidate and one of the most outspoken voices in the Senate on election security has chimed in on a voting vendor RFI.

Technology

APT33 has used botnets to infect targets in the U.S. and Middle East, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

The Iranian hackers also set up their own virtual private network with “exit nodes" that change frequently, according to Trend Micro.

Government

Misconceptions hinder threat-sharing with government, DHS official says

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

Some of the DHS's threat-sharing programs have been more popular than others.

Technology

‘GridEx’ offers stiff security test for an industry that welcomes the challenge

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

An exclusive look at GridEx, the biennial grid security exercise that puts power companies to the test.

Government

UK's Labour Party says it has repelled a DDoS attack

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called the attack “very serious,” and potentially “a sign of things to come.”

Technology

Microsoft says it will apply California privacy law across the country

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

As privacy-protecting legislation has stalled in Congress, California is one of a handful of states that have taken action.

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