Sean Lyngaas

Sean Lyngaas

Culture

How the pandemic helped election officials prepare for a flood of misinformation

by • 3 weeks ago

Election security experts say months of extraordinary preparation during the coronavirus pandemic are paying off.

Culture

Security researchers slam Voatz brief to the Supreme Court on anti-hacking law

by • 2 months ago

Much is at stake when the Supreme Court considers the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Policy

Ex-DHS officials urge department to double down on its cybersecurity work

by • 3 months ago

A new bipartisan report suggests DHS cut ties with some of the “most partisan” aspects of its work, and redouble its cybersecurity efforts.

Tech

For North Korea, phishing with fake job-recruitment emails never gets old

by • 4 months ago

This time, the spies were trying to get access to European defense firms, McAfee says.

Culture

A psychiatrist fights the cyber industry’s mental health stigma — and appeals for help

by • 9 months ago

Mental health is "even more stigmatized" in cybersecurity than in some other industries, says psychiatrist Ryan Louie.

Policy

PPD-20 successor has yielded ‘operational success,’ Federal CISO says

by • 2 years ago

A revamped policy framework for offensive U.S. cyber operations is much quicker than its predecessor and has yielded “operational success,” a top White House cybersecurity official said Tuesday. Last August, President Donald Trump rescinded the Obama-era policy, known as Presidential Policy Directive 20, which governed U.S. hacking operations, and replaced it with the new framework. Critics said PPD-20’s intricate interagency process unnecessarily…

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