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.

Government

DHS’s Jeanette Manfra to join Google's cloud division

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 day ago

One of the U.S. government’s most influential cybersecurity officials is heading to Google Cloud.

Technology

Another Amazon-owned camera has a multitude of flaws

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

Tenable researchers have found no less than seven vulnerabilities in a popular Amazon-owned security camera.

Government

DHS chooses Bryan Ware, former AI entrepreneur, as assistant director for cybersecurity

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

Pending White House approval, CISA’s cybersecurity division will have a replacement for the departing Jeanette Manfra.

Government

Senior FBI cyber official Amy Hess to take security position at City of Louisville

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 days ago

As a senior FBI cybersecurity official, Hess has spoken out about hacking threats from the Chinese and Russian governments.

Technology

Facebook accuses two Chinese nationals of using hacked accounts to spread ads

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

It is the latest move by Facebook to use the federal courts to curb alleged malicious use of its properties.

Government

DHS official briefs senators on state ransomware threats in classified meeting

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

Wednesday’s briefing reportedly cited an August ransomware incident that affected 23 local governments across Texas.

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