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.

Technology

Cyber Command backs 'urgent' patch for F5 security vulnerability

by Shannon Vavra • 2 days ago

One of the largest providers of enterprise networking equipment in the world, F5, issued a patch for an issue that, if exploited, could lead to “complete system compromise.”

Technology

Facebook reinstates NSO Group employee accounts amid ongoing lawsuit

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

After a months-long court battle, Facebook has reinstated four accounts of people employed by Israeli software surveillance firm NSO Group.

Technology

Microsoft issues two emergency security updates impacting Windows 10 and Windows Server

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

The vulnerabilities could allow attackers to run remote code execution against victims.

Technology

During a pandemic, stalkerware becomes even more sinister

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

Stalkerware detections have increased, some security researchers say, as the COVID-19 pandemic forces people to possibly quarantine with domestic abusers.

Government

How COVID-19 changed Cyber Command's 'Cyber Flag' exercise

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

Even the military's hackers have to work from home.

Healthcare

Hackers are still running coronavirus-related campaigns, CrowdStrike warns

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

Hackers working for China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, and India, as well as hacktivists and criminals, are still using COVID-19 themed lures.

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