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

NSA cyberdefense chief: ‘I have never been more busy’

by • 3 years ago

The man responsible for leading the National Security Agency’s defensive mission says his team is fielding more calls than ever from agencies across the government.

Tech

Friction by design: FBI, DHS disagree on when to tell victims they’ve been hacked

by • 3 years ago

Competing interests exist between two of the predominant federal agencies tasked with stopping hackers from attacking the U.S., officials say, and that dynamic shapes how and when the government notifies Americans if they’ve been breached.

Tech

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

by • 3 years 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 • 3 years 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

Lawmakers troubled by cyber-enabled information warfare

by • 3 years 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.

Tech

Former NSA contractor indicted for stealing massive trove of classified documents

by • 3 years ago

A federal grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday accusing former defense contractor Harold T. Martin III of stealing classified and top secret government documents.

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