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

Samsung, Google acknowledge flaws in phone-unlocking biometric tools

by Sean Lyngaas • 13 hours ago

The episodes highlight how, just like any other technology, biometrics software needs to be rigorously tested for bugs.

Government

‘It’s going to be painful’: Pentagon official urges contractors to improve cybersecurity

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

A politician-turned-defense official is trying to shake up the acquisition bureaucracy.

Government

Lawmakers offer Illinois election work as blueprint to secure 2020

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

Building on progress made in Illinois and elsewhere requires more federal money, experts say.

Government

Russian indicted by Mueller for alleged troll-farm activities is released by Belarus

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

Anna Bogacheva is one of 13 Russians charged by the former special counsel for interfering in U.S. politics.

Technology

Binaries and Brews: Jailbreak Security Summit convenes hackers on NSA's doorstep

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

"The training is really good; the beers are even better,” one DOJ employee attending told CyberScoop.

Financial

Notorious FIN7 crooks have new malicious code up their sleeves

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

It's the latest sign that FIN7 is resurgent.

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