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.

Policy

Veteran Justice official who oversaw cybercrime cases to step down

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Demers' position is one of the most powerful cyber-related perches in the U.S. government.

Policy

Biden cyber nominees Easterly, Inglis describe ransomware as urgent national security threat

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Americans got their closest look yet of how Chris Inglis and Jen Easterly would approach major cybersecurity issues.

Tech

DHS to hire 200 more cyber pros as Biden administration grapples with hacking threats

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It's part of “the most significant hiring initiative” the department has ever undertaken, according to Alejandro Mayorkas.

Tech

Stanford student finds glitch in ransomware payment system to save victims $27,000

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Sometimes the good guys win.

Culture

DHS cyber official Rick Driggers heads to the private sector

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Driggers has led CISA’s Integrated Operations Division, which houses the agency’s center for sharing cyberthreat information with the private sector.

Policy

Chris DeRusha, who protected Biden campaign from hackers, says he is the Federal CISO

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DeRusha is returning to familiar territory, having served as a White House cybersecurity adviser when Biden was vice president.

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