The View Inside the Beltway with Sean Lyngaas
Wed at 10AM PT/ 1PM ET on WebmasterRadio.fm
From the recent passage of Cyber Information Sharing Act, to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach and the nascent Pentagon Cyber Command, Washington is increasingly focusing on cyber security.
Sean Lyngaas is an FCW (Federal Computer Week) staff writer covering defense, cybersecurity and intelligence issues. Our discussion covered the Washington-Silicon Valley divide (see 2012 episode on same topic), the OPM data breach, the debate of encryption backdoors and even what questions he would ask the current crop of Presidential candidates.
His recent articles cover:
Readiness of US Cyber Operations
- Pentagon looks to mature Cyber Command with FY17 budget — FCW
- New committee looks to elevate electronic warfare — FCW
- Pentagon IG to audit cyber readiness — FCW
- Rogers: Cyber Command capabilities at ‘tipping point’ — FCW
Cyber Capabilities of Rival Powers
- Carter calls on Cybercom to intensify online push against ISIS — FCW
- Gauging North Korea’s cyber operations — FCW
- U.S. official: Russian cyberwarfare getting more sophisticated — FCW
- U.S. must keep pace with China in cyberspace — FCW
Government Vulnerability to Hacking
- Despite progress, DOD systems still vulnerable to hacking — FCW
- Exclusive: What DHS and the FBI learned from the OPM breach — FCW
About Sean Lyngaas
Prior to joining FCW, he was a reporter and editor at Smart Grid Today, where he covered everything from cyber vulnerabilities in the U.S. electric grid to the national energy policies of Britain and Mexico. His reporting on a range of global issues has appeared in publications such as The Atlantic, The Economist, The Washington Diplomat and The Washington Post.
Lyngaas is an active member of the National Press Club, where he served as chairman of the Young Members Committee. He earned his M.A. in international affairs from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and his B.A. in public policy from Duke University.