Shannon Vavra

Shannon Vavra

Shannon Vavra covers the NSA, Cyber Command, and cyberwarfare for CyberScoop. She previously worked at Axios as a news reporter, covering breaking political news, foreign policy, and cybersecurity. Shannon hails from Chicago and went to Tufts University, and is ready to talk about ballet, France, and espionage.

Government

Julian Assange charged with 17 new criminal counts under Espionage Act

by Shannon Vavra • 2 days ago

The U.S. government unsealed an indictment in April revealing that Assange had been charged for conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.

Government

FEC allows nonprofit to provide free cybersecurity services to campaigns

by Shannon Vavra • 2 days ago

The FEC said campaigns need all the help they can get to deter foreign adversaries.

Government

Cyber Command's latest VirusTotal upload has been linked to an active attack

by Shannon Vavra • 4 days ago

The malware has been linked with APT28, the same hacking group that breached the DNC during the 2016 election cycle.

Government

Political parties are still struggling with cybersecurity basics

by Shannon Vavra • 4 days ago

With international elections approaching, researchers assessed parties' digital readiness.

Technology

Middle East-linked hacking group is working hard to mask its moves

by Shannon Vavra • 5 days ago

The group bears a resemblance to MuddyWater.

Government

Election Assistance Commission pleads for more money in Senate hearing

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

EAC chairwoman Christy McCormick said during a Senate Rules Committee hearing Wednesday that the commission has seen its budget halved from where it was in 2010.

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