Shannon Vavra

Shannon Vavra

Shannon Vavra covers the NSA, Cyber Command, geopolitics, spyware, and cyberwarfare for CyberScoop. She previously worked at Axios as a news reporter, covering breaking political news, foreign policy, and cybersecurity. She has appeared on live national television and radio to discuss her reporting, including on MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business, CBS, Al Jazeera, NPR, WTOP, as well as on podcasts including Motherboard’s CYBER and The CyberWire’s Caveat. Shannon hails from Chicago and went to Tufts University.

Financial

Secret Service looks to outsiders to boost financial cybercrime probes

by Shannon Vavra • 23 mins ago

The agency's Cyber Investigations Advisory Board is ramping up, and Secret Service personnel are working more closely with U.S. Cyber Command than ever, officials said.

Government

Trump officials hint at update for US maritime cybersecurity

by Shannon Vavra • 23 hours ago

The White House wants to take a closer look at maritime cybersecurity, two senior administration officials say.

Government

Lame-duck versions of TikTok and WeChat are definitely a problem, security experts say

by Shannon Vavra • 5 days ago

The Trump administration's restrictions on Americans' abilities to update Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat could degrade user security further, experts say.

Financial

Co-founder of cyber fraud prevention startup arrested for alleged fraud

by Shannon Vavra • 6 days ago

The feds say Adam Rogas, the co-founder of software-as-a-service company NS8, alleged tricked investors with falsified financial statements.

Government

NSA director ranks influence operations as a top concern

by Shannon Vavra • 7 days ago

The kind of hack-and-leak operation that Russian hackers used in 2016 are a sign of things to come, Gen. Paul Nakasone hinted.

Government

Alleged Iranian hackers balanced espionage with personal cybercrime, US indictment says

by Shannon Vavra • 7 days ago

It's only the latest indictment alleging that cybercriminals sometimes dip into foreign espionage efforts.

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