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.

Government

U.S. intelligence community details destructive cyber capabilities, growing influence threats

by Shannon Vavra • 10 hours ago

The Annual Threat Assessment definitively pegs SolarWinds to Russia.

Financial

Fed chair deems cyber threat top risk to financial sector

by Shannon Vavra • 2 days ago

He said he's more concerned about a cyberattack than he is of another global financial crisis.

Government

US intelligence report warns of increased offensive cyber, disinformation around the world

by Shannon Vavra • 5 days ago

The National Intelligence Council weighs in.

Technology

Fake job listings help suspected Iranian hackers aim at targets in Lebanon

by Shannon Vavra • 6 days ago

They're using fake job documents to target victims.

Technology

What gets lost in ‘cyber Pearl Harbor'-style rhetoric

by Shannon Vavra • 6 days ago

Leon Panetta and Ciaran Martin weigh in.

Technology

Hackers are abusing Discord, Slack file-sharing to distribute malware

by Shannon Vavra • 7 days ago

Links from Slack and Discord may not be as benign as they look.

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