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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. Former National Journal 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.

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What's your favorite social network?

Twitter for news, Facebook for sharing.

At cybersecurity gathering, the White House steps up charm offensive — US government officials ventured to the West Coast to win over the security community and business leaders as Internet security proposals make their way through Congress. The contrast couldn't have been sharper between the Washington insider and the tech executive.

Senator Wyden: Congress may block government access to encrypted consumer devices (+video)

Hacker challenge helps NSA develop future cyberwarriors — The National Security Agency hosted its annual Cyber Defense Exercise this week for students at military academies to hone tech skills - and build next generation leaders to fight its cyberwars. Dozens of people hunkered over computers. Attacking their rivals, they defaced websites, deployed malware, and fired off phishing e-mails to breach internal networks.

Podcast: Yahoo's Alex Stamos on e-mail encryption and keeping 1 billion customers secure — Yahoo's chief information security officer joins Passcode and New America for their monthly podcast about cybersecurity. What's it like to be the person at your company charged with protecting more than 1 billion global users from a range of online threats?

How an Iranian nuclear deal could trigger cyberconflict — What we learned from a panel discussion at the Atlantic Council about Iran's growing cybercapabilities. The US and other major world powers just reached an interim agreement with Iran aimed at curbing that country's nuclear program - but experts say this might increase the risk of digital conflict in an already tense region.

Influencers: Companies should not be allowed to hack back — The vast majority of Passcode Influencers don't think private companies should respond to cyberattacks by chasing down digital intruders to recover stolen data or retaliating against hackers.

Influencers: Companies should not be allowed to hack back — The vast majority of Passcode Influencers don't think private companies should respond to cyberattacks by chasing down digital intruders to recover stolen data or retaliating against hackers. Even as companies are hit by increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, 80 percent of Influencers say they should not be allowed to "hack back" to retrieve stolen data or shut down computers targeting their networks.

Lessons from the trenches of a cybercrisis rapid response team — Many major security vendors have teams of professionals ready to aid companies under cyberattack. At IBM, calls to the hotline for its emergency response team dubbed 'Cyber 911' have tripled over the past year. Here's some advice from its team for businesses to protect themselves.

DARPA’s plan for US military superiority in cyberspace — It may never be totally impenetrable online, but DARPA chief Arati Prabhakar says the US can gain a strong advantage over other countries. The US military will never be completely hack proof, admits the director of the Pentagon 's futuristic research arm.

The race to build the Silicon Valley of cybersecurity (+video) — This is an excerpt of an article published in full on Passcode's long-form storytelling platform. Click to read the full story. Dozens of businessmen filed off luxury tour buses, huddling around the Army colonel who commands the sprawling Fort George G. Meade, Md., base that's home to the National Security Agency and the US military's cyberwarfare command.
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Apr 24, 2015

RT @CSMPasscode: Latest @CSMPasscode newsletter out: Requiem of a Cyberweek | Pentagon woos Silicon Valley. #RSAC2015

Apr 24, 2015

RT @ma08: .@CSMPasscode covers the government's multi-faceted outreach to cyber community at @Invincea #BeatTheBreach Town Hall

Apr 24, 2015

"Yes, we’re in the 4th quarter-but there’s a lot of interesting stuff that happens in the 4th Q"… #RSAC @CSMPasscode

Apr 24, 2015

RT @CSMPasscode: DC types were all over @RSAConference – and easy to spot. @SaraSorcher & @jaivijayan on their charm offensive #RSAC http:/…

Apr 24, 2015

Excited to hang with @squintonNJ this weekend at #WHCD. #FF my former colleague because she’s a fab Brit reporter writing about the US!

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