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

Twitter bolsters security for political accounts as election looms

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

It's an eleventh-hour move to safeguard high profile users as Election Day nears.

Government

US charges alleged Iranian hackers with scheme to steal aerospace, satellite data

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

The aggressive crackdown on Iranian hacking this week has been a coordinated effort across multiple U.S. government agencies.

Government

The Interior Department OIG clearly had some fun hacking the agency’s Wi-Fi networks

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

The report by the Office of the Inspector General underscores how a tech-savvy team can expose and help fix gaping security holes.

Government

Senior Department of Energy cyber official to step down

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

Bruce Walker has been a key player in the department’s efforts to protect U.S. utilities from state-sponsored hacking threats.

Technology

Networking firm Sandvine cancels Belarus contract, citing ‘custom code’ that aided censorship

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

The episode highlights the role that software and cybersecurity firms can quietly play in the violation of human rights.

Government

US indicts two hackers for retaliating for Soleimani's killing; more Iran-related charges expected soon

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

Two men were charged with defacing websites, which doesn't take much skill.

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