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Washington, D.C.
Deputy Editor, Passcode — Christian Science Monitor, journalists1
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 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.

Podcast: Intel's Chris Young on why the US needs a Cyber National Guard

csmonitor.com — Chris Young of Intel Security and Chris Wysopal of Veracode join The Cybersecurity Podcast to talk about hacker culture, threats from the Internet of Things, and the suspected cyberattack on the Ukrainian power grid.
Jan 15, 2016

RT @csmonitor: Podcast: Intel's Chris Young on why the US needs a Cyber National Guard trib.al/d5l8Y8R @sarasorcher pic.twitter.com/srcGP42NXC

Exclusive: How US government wants Silicon Valley tech leaders to fight ISIS

csmonitor.com — US recruits tech leaders: In the wake of Islamic State and other violent attacks, an Obama administration delegation met with technology leaders Friday to develop a strategy for battling terrorists' use of technology.
Jan 09, 2016

RT @CSMPasscode: Exclusive: @CSMPasscode has inside look at meeting between #Obama officials & tech execs csmonitor.com/World/Passcode… https://t…

Jan 11, 2016

RT @csmonitor: Exclusive: How US government wants Silicon Valley tech leaders to fight ISIS trib.al/KdfMnOb

Jan 12, 2016

RT @csmonitor: Exclusive: How US government wants Silicon Valley tech leaders to fight ISIS trib.al/GVfZVYL @SaraSorcher pic.twitter.com/gwPx4QreBn

Monitor Exclusive: How the US government wants Silicon Valley to counter terrorism

csmonitor.com — In the wake of Islamic State and other violent attacks, an Obama administration delegation met with technology leaders Friday to develop a strategy for battling terrorists' use of technology.
Jan 08, 2016

"Exploring all options": Obama admin officials met w/ #SiliconValley execs on strategies v. #terrorism bit.ly/1ZgL8ye @SaraSorcher

Jan 08, 2016

RT @CSMWeeklyClay: "Exploring all options": Obama admin officials met w/ #SiliconValley execs on strategies v. #terrorism bit.ly/1ZgL8ye @SaraSorcher

How the US government wants Silicon Valley to counter terrorism

csmonitor.com — In the wake of Islamic State and other violent attacks, an Obama administration delegation met with technology leaders Friday to develop a strategy for battling terrorists' use of technology.
Jan 08, 2016

How the US gov't wants Silicon Valley to counter terrorism. Scoop on today's San Jose mtg: csmonitor.com/World/Passcode… pic.twitter.com/IKB1sDDrbH

Jan 08, 2016

"Are there high-level principles we could agree on for working thru these problems together?" From tech/WH mtg: csmonitor.com/World/Passcode…

Jan 08, 2016

RT @CSMPasscode: Exclusive: @CSMPasscode has inside look at meeting between #Obama officials & tech execs csmonitor.com/World/Passcode… https://t…

Tech firms push back on 'reactionary' politics following terror attacks

csmonitor.com — As lawmakers and presidential candidates advocate for mandates on tech companies to fight terrorism, Internet companies warn against policies they say could jeopardize their users' civil liberties and stifle innovation. Disturbed by hostility emerging from Washington and the campaign trail, tech companies are beginning to push back against rhetoric that portrays Internet companies as enabling terrorism.
Dec 17, 2015

"If you turned off the Internet today, it is an unfortunate fact that terrorists would still exist" - @InternetAssn csmonitor.com/World/Passcode…

Dec 17, 2015

Internet companies warn against proposals they say could jeopardize users’ civil liberties and stifle innovation: csmonitor.com/World/Passcode…

Dec 17, 2015

RT @CSMPasscode: .@InternetAssn has something to say: "The Internet has been the greatest tool for democracy and free speech." csmonitor.com/World/Passcode…

Tech sector denounces bill requiring firms report terrorist activity

csmonitor.com — In the wake of terrorist attacks in California and Paris, Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr are reviving a controversial proposal requiring social media sites report terrorist activity to federal authorities.
Dec 08, 2015

RT @CSMPasscode: Tech sector denounces new bill requiring social media firms report terrorist activity: csmonitor.com/World/Passcode… pic.twitter.com/iYhEwfdtSB

Dec 08, 2015

RT @CSMPasscode: Post #SanBernardino & #ParisAttacks, senators revive controversial proposal req'g firms report terrorist activity https://…

Dec 08, 2015

Tech sector denounces bill requiring social media firms report terrorist activity. My latest for @CSMPasscode: csmonitor.com/World/Passcode…

Dec 08, 2015

It "has already been thoroughly debated, and roundly rejected, by free speech advocates & tech cos" -@CenDemTech csmonitor.com/World/Passcode…

Dec 08, 2015

RT @CSMPasscode: Tech sector denounces new bill requiring social media firms report terrorist activity: csmonitor.com/World/Passcode… pic.twitter.com/iYhEwfdtSB

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Podcast: Microsoft's Angela McKay on building global cybersecurity norms

csmonitor.com — Angela McKay, who runs Microsoft's public policy work on cybersecurity, and Elana Broitman from Greenberg Traurig's Government Law & Policy Practice, join the latest edition of The Cybersecurity Podcast. Does your company need to buy insurance to protect against fallout from data breaches?
Dec 04, 2015

RT @TechREDEF: Microsoft's Angela McKay on building global cybersecurity norms (@SaraSorcherNJ - @CSMPasscode) redef.it/dOxA

After Paris attacks, lawmakers seek greater access to encrypted data

csmonitor.com — Even though it's unclear whether Islamic State attackers relied on encrypted communications to plot the Paris attacks, many US lawmakers want law enforcement officials to be able to more easily access secure messages happening via commonly used smartphones and apps. "In the last 10 days, we've had almost 500 people killed as a direct result of terrorism.
Nov 17, 2015

.@RonWyden wants to avoid 'knee-jerk' response on #encryption post #ParisAttacks that could harm everyone's security csmonitor.com/World/Passcode…

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Pentagon's top IT official: My money buys Silicon Valley's trust

csmonitor.com — "I spend $36.8 billion a year. That buys a lot of potential trust," said Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer for the Department of Defense, at a breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor on Thursday. Money talks.
Oct 29, 2015

"I spend $36.8B a year. That buys a lot of potential trust," said Terry Halvorsen csmonitor.com/World/Passcode… pic.twitter.com/46JgCt0XAa

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Podcast: A 'cyber party' with John McAfee and the White House cybersecurity czar

csmonitor.com — For October's National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, The Cybersecurity Podcast team is bringing you an hour-long special episode. How optimistic is the White House that the recent deal between the US and China banning economic espionage will hold? Are sanctions the next step?
Oct 22, 2015

RT @CSMPasscode: Latest episode of the Cybersecurity Podcast feat @officialmcafee on presidential run & the @WhiteHouse cyber czar https:/…

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Feb 06, 2016

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Feb 05, 2016

RT @CSMPasscode: For live tweeting from #UTCyber, follow @CSMPasscode. right now @k8em0 & @granick on #Wassenaar. Watch for more https://t.…

Feb 05, 2016

RT @CSMPasscode: Lobsang of @tibetaction: “Raising your own digital hygiene also raises the cost of the adversary to attack you.” #CSMchina

Feb 05, 2016

RT @CSMPasscode: If you have an Apple device and want to be secure, @csoghoian says there are 3 tools. 1) Facetime 2) iMessage 3) Signal #UTCyber


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