Greg Otto

Editor-in-Chief

Greg Otto is Editor-in-Chief of CyberScoop, overseeing all editorial content for the website. Greg has led cybersecurity coverage that has won various awards, including accolades from the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Prior to joining Scoop News Group, Greg worked for the Washington Business Journal, U.S. News & World Report and WTOP Radio. He has a degree in broadcast journalism from Temple University.

Cybersecurity

DHS: Georgia incident was legitimate work, not a hack

by Greg Otto • 5 years ago

After the Georgia Secretary of State announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security had attempted to penetrate its network, the federal agency said the work was not a hack.

Cybersecurity

Georgia’s Secretary of State: DHS tried to breach our firewall

by Greg Otto • 5 years ago

The office, which refused DHS's help in protection against election hacking, says the federal agency tried to breach its firewall.

City

San Francisco transportation system hit with ransomware

by Greg Otto • 5 years ago

Computer systems tied into the city's Muni public transportation lines were infected by ransomware over the weekend, prompting the city to offer riders free service Saturday.

Cybersecurity

NSTIC gives $15M in grants for identity management pilots

by Greg Otto • 5 years ago

Five of the six pilots are focused on state-level government services.

State

CryptFile2 ransomware variant targeting state and local governments

by Greg Otto • 5 years ago

The ransomware is delivered through malicious URLs, instead of being embedded in an attachment.

City

Obama's call to the country: We need you to code

by Greg Otto • 6 years ago

At the South By Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, the President urged technology's best minds to lend their help to government.

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