Greg Otto

Technology Reporter - FedScoop

Greg Otto is the managing editor of CyberScoop, overseeing all editorial content for the website. Previously, Greg was FedScoop's technology editor, covering all of the innovative tech government is leveraging: cloud computing, mobility, cybersecurity, open source and enterprise architecture. He also covers technology developments at the FCC, the Commerce Department, NASA, the Energy Department and the Justice Department. Previously, Greg was the Assistant Managing Editor for Digital at Washington Business Journal, where he covered D.C.'s tech startups while overseeing all digital content. He was also a News Editor at U.S. News & World Report, covering a wide range of topics from technology to crime to culture. Before that, he served as a web editor for WTOP News, winning an Edward R. Murrow award in 2009. Greg holds a B.A. in Journalism from Temple University. ᐧ


The government’s struggle to simplify its cybersecurity

by • 3 years ago

Cybersecurity simplicity is not that simple withing government.


Tenable Network Security expanding its reach into federal market

by • 6 years ago

The Columbia, Maryland-based company has hired Darron Makrokanis, formerly a senior business development executive and program manager for Splunk, to lead its new federal sales division.


How Apple can help the FBI

by • 6 years ago

Earlier today, a federal judge ordered Apple to comply with the FBI’s request for technical assistance in the recovery of the San Bernadino gunmen’s iPhone 5C. Since then, many have argued whether these requests from the FBI are technically feasible given the support for strong encryption on iOS devices. Based on my initial reading of the request and my knowledge of the iOS platform, I believe all of the FBI’s requests are technically feasible.


Shady LinkedIn group targeting infosec professionals

by • 6 years ago

A blog post from Finland-based cybersecurity firm F-Secure shows how some unidentified group is sending out LinkedIn invitations to infosec professionals.


Akamai: Old routing protocol being exploited for DDoS attacks

by • 7 years ago

Akamai issued a warning Wednesday that it had been monitoring an attack on one of its customers on May 16, which used Routing Information Protocol version one (RIPv1) to launch DDoS reflection attacks.