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

Citrix issues first of several patches for critical bug

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 hour ago

With hackers exploiting a critical bug in its products, Citrix has expedited its timeline for patching.

Government

Americans still vulnerable to hack-and-leak tactics, DOJ official says

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

Russia will "continue to do this in these election contexts, but in these other contexts, too," John Demers said Friday.

Technology

Hackers are racing to exploit a Citrix bug that the company hasn't patched yet

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

A fix is on the way, the company says.

Technology

Airbus researcher explores ‘Stuxnet-type attack’ for security training

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

The planemaker's cybersecurity subsidiary says it found a way to replicate how the famous malware executed code on programmable logic controllers.

Government

Senators to Trump administration: Protect small businesses from Iranian hacking threat

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

“We are concerned that small businesses may not have the...tools necessary” to implement good security practices, Sens. Rubio and Cardin said.

Technology

Intel pushes for hardware-specific additions to vulnerability taxonomy

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

A new proposal is an outgrowth of the Spectre and Meltdown revelations from January 2018.

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