Chris Bing

Chris Bing

Technology & Cybersecurity Reporter

Christopher J. Bing is a cybersecurity reporter for FedScoop. He has written about technology and policy for DC Inno, International Policy Digest and The Daily Caller, among other outlets.

While at DC Inno, Chris focused on covering innovative technology businesses that are based in the D.C.-area. In June 2014, he founded a foreign policy blog called The Grey Cut, which monitored the influence and activity of petro-dictatorships across the globe. From an early age, Chris became interested in politics as a result of living in Venezuela with his mother and watching the country shift from a democracy to a dictatorship.

Chris is an alumnus of St. Marys College of Maryland, a small liberal arts school based in Southern Maryland. He's a fan of Premier League football, authentic Laotian food and "that bluegrass band you've probably never heard of."

You can follow him on Twitter via @Bing_Chris

Tech

Bill would turn government’s vulnerabilities equities process into law

by Chris Bing • 4 hours ago

There’s a bill in the works that would codify the U.S. government’s vulnerabilities equities process into law.

Tech

FBI would get $61M to fight cybercrime, encryption in Trump budget proposal

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint for the federal government proposes a $61 million increase for the FBI and Justice Department in fiscal 2018 to better track terrorist communications and combat cybercriminals.

Tech

Proposed ‘hacking back’ bill is gaining traction, lawmaker says

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., recently proposed a bill that would allow companies victimized by cyber attacks to take “active cyber defense measures” is now gaining bipartisan support, according to the congressman.

Defense

WikiLeaks reveals alleged U.S. hacking operations in release of CIA documents

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

In what is apparently the first in series of upcoming releases dubbed “Vault 7,” the controversial transparency organization claims that this will be the most comprehensive publication of confidential documents in CIA history.

Defense

Lawmakers troubled by cyber-enabled information warfare

by Chris Bing • 3 weeks ago

Lawmakers are searching for answers to how the U.S. government should counter cyber-enabled information warfare and other foreign propaganda efforts like those allegedly deployed by Russian intelligence services during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Defense

After Harold Martin case, intelligence community seeks answers

by Chris Bing • 3 weeks ago

The case is causing leaders on Capitol Hill and in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to re-examine exactly how the government defends against insider threats.

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