Shannon Vavra

Shannon Vavra covers the NSA, Cyber Command, espionage, and cyber-operations 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 received her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University.

Culture

FBI employee indicted for stealing classified info on FBI cybersecurity work

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The documents also revealed information on al Qaeda and counterintelligence work.

Culture

European police hope Google ads will steer teenagers away from a life of hacking

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Success is hard to measure, police say.

Tech

House green lights new State Department cyber bureau

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The Cyber Diplomacy Act is back in action.

Tech

The NSA has a new interim cybersecurity director

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The interim NSA Cybersecurity Director previously served as Cyber Command's executive director.

Policy

Rob Joyce named new NSA cybersecurity director

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He'll be the second-ever director.

Training

US military researchers may have found a more productive vulnerability discovery process

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Automation is the key to running more efficient vulnerability discovery research, U.S. military researchers say in new research.

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