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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. csmpasscode.com. 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.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

E-mail.

What's your favorite social network?

Twitter for news, Facebook for sharing.

Influencers: Obama's info-sharing plan won't significantly reduce security breaches

csmonitor.com — Even if it passes Congress, 87 percent of Passcode's Influencers say President Obama's push for more information sharing between the government and the private sector will not significantly reduce security breaches. In the wake of several high-profile cyberattacks, President Obama pushed a plan to increase the exchange of information about threats between the private sector and the government.

Obama's info-sharing plan won't significantly reduce security breaches

passcode.csmonitor.com — according to Passcode's Influencers Poll. In the wake of several high-profile cyberattacks, President Obama pushed a plan to increase the exchange of information about threats between the private sector and the government. Even if it passes Congress, however, 87 percent of Passcode's Influencers say this initiative will not significantly reduce security breaches.

Can the Senate’s new Republicans usher in NSA surveillance reform?

csmonitor.com — With the snow-capped Montana mountains behind him, flannel-clad Steve Daines blasted the National Security Agency's sweeping surveillance practices. "I stood up to the Washington establishment in support of [a bill] to stop the NSA from collecting the records of innocent Americans," he said. "Big government can take away our freedoms." That was Mr. Daines' campaign ad.

DHS official: Hackers will ‘stop dancing in the streets’ once companies share more threat info (+video)

csmonitor.com — Security and privacy experts, however, have concerns about the private sector sharing information with the government. Clips from the Passcode and Center for National Policy event on Thursday. The Department of Homeland Security's top cybersecurity official says hackers and rogue nations targeting the country's critical infrastructure and businesses will "stop dancing in the streets" if the Obama administration 's plan to share information on cyberthreats succeeds.

Introducing: Passcode, the Monitor's new section on security and privacy

csmonitor.com — Passcode aims to be at the forefront of the most important news and ideas about cybersecurity and digital privacy with in-depth reporting and live events. The Christian Science Monitor on Tuesday officially launched Passcode, a modern field guide to security and privacy.

An exclusive look inside DARPA's plan to visualize cyberoperations

csmonitor.com — The Pentagon's advanced research wing plans to spend $125 million on Plan X, a virtual-reality system for US cyber warriors to see attacks coming over networks and more quickly fight against them. This is an excerpt of a story from Passcode, the Monitor's new section on security and privacy.

Privacy advocates say NSA reform doesn't require 'technological magic'

csmonitor.com — Just because a new federal report found no software solution to recreate the full scale of current National Security Agency surveillance does not mean that's the right policy, privacy pros say.

Sony hack gives Obama political capital to push cybersecurity agenda (+video)

csmonitor.com — In gridlocked Washington, the aftereffects of the cyberattack on Sony Pictures may ultimately forces Republicans and Democrats to come together on an information-sharing bill. Edward Snowden may have doomed the prospects for cybersecurity legislation last Congress - but North Korea may revive them in this one.

Sony hack gives Obama political capital to push cybersecurity agenda

csmonitor.com — In gridlocked Washington, the aftereffects of the cyberattack on Sony Pictures may ultimately forces Republicans and Democrats to come together on an information-sharing bill. Edward Snowden may have doomed the prospects for cybersecurity legislation last Congress - but North Korea may revive them in this one.

Nicole Wong on how big data could change the way we live

passcode.csmonitor.com — After working as a senior legal executive at Twitter and Google, Wong came to the White House in June 2013. It was a critical time. Edward Snowden's leaks about government surveillance had thrust online privacy into the forefront, and in the wake of public backlash, Wong helped to author a highly anticipated report on how the massive collection of personal data online could affect the way people live and work.
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Feb 26, 2015

RT @mattdpearce: Peacefully falling asleep to the knowledge that all the world's leading color theorists and neuroscientists are being woken up by reporters

Feb 26, 2015

RT @mattdpearce: COLOR SCIENTIST: [woken up by ominous phone call] H...hello? Who is this? REPORTER: Your entire life has led up to this moment.

Feb 26, 2015

RT @DW_Grant: .@usnistgov's Chuck Romine on putting 'a stake in the heart of the password once and for all" at our #PlanX event youtube.com/watch?v=mLhPwp…



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