About 

  • Sean Lyngaas is CNN's cybersecurity reporter. He reports on all forms of hacking, along with government and corporate attempts to thwart them. Prior to joining CNN, Lyngaas was the senior reporter for CyberScoop, where he consistently broke news on election security and cybersecurity issues facing the energy, health and manufacturing sectors. Lyngaas' exclusives on foreign interference activity in the 2020 US election were widely cited by national news outlets.

    As a reporter on the cybersecurity beat for nearly a decade, Lyngaas has also worked as a correspondent for Federal Computer Week and Smart Grid Today. In 2017, he received a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to investigate cybersecurity in the nuclear sector, and his reporting on the subject spanned Europe and the U.S.

    Lyngaas has also been a freelance foreign correspondent based in Ivory Coast, reporting for The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC News and other outlets. He covered Ghana's 2016 presidential elections for The Times, and has also reported from the Middle East for The Economist.

    Lyngaas earned a B.A. in public policy from Duke University and an M.A. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He currently lives in the Washington area and is a proud dad and husband.