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Washington, D.C.
Deputy Editor, Passcode — Christian Science Monitor
Covers:  National Security, Foreign Policy, Foreign Aid, War, Congress, Drones, Counterterrorism, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Defense Industry, Export Control

Deputy editor of @CSMPasscode, covering security & privacy in the digital age. http://csmpasscode.com. Former @NationalJournal nat'l security correspondent

Sara Sorcher's Biography

Sara Sorcher is the deputy editor of a forthcoming cybersecurity and technology section at the Christian Science Monitor. Previously, she was National Journal's national security correspondent. Her work at the magazine from 2013 won the National Press Club's Michael Dornheim award. Before joining the newsroom in September 2010, Sorcher worked as a freelance journalist in Israel. Her print and video packages have been featured with major outlets including ...

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National Press Club Award

2014 - Michael A. Dornheim award for defense reporting
From the judges: “Sara’s work explored defense procurement, civil applications of unmanned aerial vehicles, federal budgeting and congressional oversight. Sara combine dogged reporting and deft writing to produce stories that explained the sweeping political and economic forces affecting defense and aerospace – but also with an eye for the perfect illustrative detail.”

What was your first job as a journalist?

During college, I was an intern with ABC News 20/20 & Primetime in NYC.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

E-mail.

What's your favorite social network?

Twitter for news, Facebook for sharing.

White House cyber czar: To stay secure, kill the password - but keep data within reach of police (+video)

csmonitor.com — White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel spoke with The Christian Science Monitor's Passcode about training the next generation of cybersecurity workers, new ways to protect your personal devices, and how his job coordinating government and industry can be like herding cats.

White House cyber czar: To stay secure, kill the password (but keep data within reach of police)

csmonitor.com — White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel spoke with The Christian Science Monitor's Passcode about training the next generation of cybersecurity workers, new ways to protect your personal devices, and how his job coordinating government and industry can be like herding cats.

Benghazi Will Not Ruin Hillary Clinton's Chances of Becoming President, Security Insiders Say

nationaljournal.com — Multiple investigations of the attack, which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, found "no conspiracy to hide facts from the American people," one Insider said, "and no reason to believe the attack could have been thwarted once it emerged."

Insiders Support Bergdahl Swap-but Just Barely

nationaljournal.com — The Obama administration, several Insiders speculated, may have "private understandings" with the Taliban that will lead to a bigger dialogue over stability in the region-and the Bergdahl swap may be a confidence-building measure. "Lost in the Washington furor ... is the fact that a very important connection with the Taliban has been established," another Insider added.

Congress Knew the White House Had Considered a Prisoner Swap

nationaljournal.com — Why didn't the White House notify Congress before swapping terrorist suspects for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl? Perhaps because President Obama knew he'd find resistance. He already had once before, according to an aide to Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Security Insiders: Cyberspying Indictments Will Not Stop China From Hacking U.S. Businesses

nationaljournal.com — The legal action might instead encourage China to try harder to avoid detection, Insiders said. "The door to the bank vault is still open." The real solution, one Insider said, "is to stop complaining and start developing robust widespread encryption to protect everyone from China and the NSA."

Pakistan Wants Drones and It Doesn't Need America's Permission to Get Them

defenseone.com — ISLAMABAD-From one breath to the next, Pakistani officials make the case for and against drone strikes. Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan's minister of planning and development, for instance, calls American drone operations "very counterproductive." He says, "If they hit one target, they also bring collateral damage....

Pakistan Wants Drones, and It Doesn't Need America's Permission to Get Them

nationaljournal.com — ISLAMABAD-From one breath to the next, Pakistani officials make the case for and against drone strikes. Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan's minister of planning and development, for instance, calls American drone operations "very counterproductive." He says, "If they hit one target, they also bring collateral damage....

Twilight Warriors

nationaljournal.com — Yet these twin raids, executed just hours apart in different time zones and inside countries with which the United States is not at war, demonstrate that the conflict is far from over. The unique U.S. counterterrorism model of intelligence-driven operations by multiagency task forces around the globe represents war-perhaps by another name, but deadly and perpetual, nonetheless.

The Forensics Lab Pakistan Uses To Catch Terrorists and Criminals

nationaljournal.com — Based in Lahore, the Punjab Forensic Science Agency helps authorities track and prosecute terrorists and criminals by analyzing evidence from crime scenes. Here's a look at the first state-of-the-art forensics lab in Pakistan.
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Oct 30, 2014

RT @CSMPasscode: .CSMPasscode is at the @NSF and @IEEEorg hosted panel on #privacy & #security in a connected age, feat. @lorrietweet & mor…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @CSMPasscode: We're heading to @berkmancenter tonight to see @OddLetters talk about her book The Coming Swarm that argues #ddos can be legit activism

Oct 27, 2014

RT @StevenChabinsky: Hacking Tops List of Crimes Americans Worry About Most - 2x Higher than Terrorism, 10x Higher than work violence. gallup.com/poll/178856/ha…

Oct 27, 2014

RT @CSMPasscode: Still, @AirCanada CEO Rovinescu says at @AVSECWLD, “It is our responsibility to make sure we protect these systems from #cyber attacks”

Oct 27, 2014

RT @CSMPasscode: “…[but] they have still managed to go viral in the media” -@AirCanada CEO Rovinescu says at @AVSECWLD (2/2)

Oct 27, 2014

RT @CSMPasscode: .@AirCanada CEO Rovinescu: “Claims about system vulnerabilities that can be exploited on aircraft...[are] exaggerated in my view (1/2)

Oct 27, 2014

#Cyber is "evolving threat that can’t be addressed w/one size fits all solutions" -CEO of @IATA, airline industry trade assoc. #AVSECWLD

Oct 27, 2014

.@CSMPasscode is at the #AVSECWLD conference in Washington. Follow us for tweets, and remember, sign up at csmpasscode.com

Oct 24, 2014

Big names in #security & #privacy field joining our team @CSMPasscode. Get the announcement next wk by signing up: csmpasscode.com



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