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Sara Sorcher
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Listen to Passcode's latest podcast with New America about cybersecurity. We talk about Stuxnet, sexism, CEOs and surveillance.

https://soundcloud.com/newamerica/stuxnet-sexism-ceos-and-surveillance

You can also download episodes and subscribe on iTunes here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cybersecurity-podcast/id977319885?mt=2
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Stuxnet, Sexism, CEOs and Surveillance
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My first The Christian Science Monitor magazine cover story on the cyber gold rush came out online today. Read about the different cities and regions competing to be the #SiliconValley of cybersecurity – and why, in an ironic twist, cybersecurity could kill the cybersecurity industry. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2015/0503/The-cyber-gold-rush?cmpid=TW
How cities and states are scrambling to become the Silicon Valley of cybersecurity – and ride the next big economic boom. 
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The cyber gold rush is underway
http://passcode.csmonitor.com/goldrush 
Will your city be Cyber Capital USA? Cities are vying to capture part of the cybersecurity market, expected to top $160 billion by 2020.
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The Sony hack revealed the challenges of identifying perpetrators of cyberattacks, especially as hackers can masquerade as government soldiers and spies, and vice versa. It's a dangerous new dynamic for foreign relations, especially as what governments know about hackers – and how they know it – remains secret.
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My story on the futuristic program DARPA is building: An app store for cyber operations, in a virtual reality environment to visualize threats

http://passcode.csmonitor.com/planx 
The Pentagon is building an app store for cyber operations. Passcode has an exclusive inside look at DARPA's futuristic Plan X, a system to give the military instantaneous knowledge of network attacks by displaying them in real-time.
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In gridlocked Washington, the aftereffects of the cyberattack on Sony Pictures may ultimately forces Republicans and Democrats to come together on an information-sharing bill.
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/2015/0114/Sony-hack-gives-Obama-political-capital-to-push-cybersecurity-agenda
In gridlocked Washington, the aftereffects of the cyberattack on Sony Pictures may ultimately forces Republicans and Democrats to come together on an information-sharing bill.
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Passcode's 3-part series on the identity economy, from the black market where your personal life is the commodity, to the burgeoning business of fraud protection. Plus, what it's like to have your identity stolen. Check it out: http://passcode.csmonitor.com/identity
Exploring the identity economy, from the black market to the booming fraud protection business. @CSMPasscode series for #ID360.
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Yahoo's chief information security officer joins Passcode and New America for their monthly podcast about cybersecurity.
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"It’s going to be odd – seeing some of my buddies, we went through The Farm [Camp Peary, the CIA training facility] together and things like that."

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/2015/0305/The-former-spy-who-infiltrated-Congress-s-cyber-policy-debate
Rep. Will Hurd of Texas brings to Washington rare hands-on expertise from the front lines of American spycraft and information security. Now, as cybersecurity issues heat up, Hurd wants to be a liaison between the intelligence community, tech sector, and lawmakers.
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No matter how strong it is, the password is one of the weakest forms of security. Punching the correct code into a computer can't verify your identity. It simply shows that someone remembered – or stole – the right combination of letters and numbers. Here's how the Pentagon wants to solve this problem. 
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/2015/0302/How-the-Pentagon-plans-to-replace-the-password
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After the Snowden leaks, many wannabe Republican senators made NSA reform a campaign platform. Now that they're in the Senate, privacy advocates hope they'll stay true to their commitment for curbing surveillance and add momentum to a reform bill.
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Privacy advocates say a new government study – which found no better technological alternative to intelligence agencies' practice of gathering and storing telephone data en masse – should not become the basis for maintaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection.
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/2015/0116/Privacy-advocates-say-NSA-reform-doesn-t-require-technological-magic
Just because a new federal report found no software solution to recreate the full scale of current National Security Agency surveillance does not mean that’s the right policy, privacy pros say.
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Deputy Cybersecurity Editor at Christian Science Monitor
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    Middle Eastern Studies
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    Deputy Cybersecurity Editor, 2014 - present
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    National Security Correspondent, 2010 - present
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