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

Microsoft will offer free Windows 7 support for election officials through 2020

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 hours ago

The move is the latest step by Microsoft and other powerful tech companies to offer free or discounted services in support of election security.

Technology

What would a vulnerability disclosure program look like for voting equipment? Expect an RFI soon

by Sean Lyngaas • 23 hours ago

Voting equipment vendors have heard presentations from Bugcrowd, HackerOne, and Synack, according to ES&S's Chris Wlaschin.

Government

Election commission says it won’t de-certify voting systems running old versions of Windows

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

The disclosure highlights the challenge of keeping voting systems secure after a vendor ceases offering support for a product.

Technology

A persistent group of hackers has been hitting Saudi IT providers, Symantec says

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

The findings come at a time of heightened tension in the Persian Gulf.

Government

Hacked government contractor shares breach details as investigation continues

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

“We want to see that this doesn’t happen to any other small business….or any other business for that matter,” Miracle Systems' president told CyberScoop.

Government

Teenager arrested in UK for allegedly hacking 'world-famous' musicians

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

Lone hackers have been known to go after data stored by celebrities in the cloud. Law enforcement did not name the musicians who were hacked.

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