Tim Starks

Washington, D.C.

Cybersecurity 202 Author

Education: University of Southern Indiana, BA in Print Journalism

Tim Starks is the author of the Cybersecurity 202 newsletter at The Washington Post. He previously served as senior editor at CyberScoop and ran Politico's cybersecurity newsletter. The Evansville, Ind., native has held reporting roles for CQ Roll Call, the New York Sun and the Evansville Courier & Press. His work has also appeared in the Economist, the New Republic, Foreign Policy, the Guardian, the Chicago Tribune, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Deutsche Welle and Ring Magazine. His writing and editing won or contributed to stories or news packages that won four journalism awards in 2022, an
Latest from Tim Starks

BODs: Hot or not?

DHS issues these directives to federal agencies to boost their cyber defenses.

December 6, 2022

Ukraine gets by in cyberspace with a little help from its friends

A Ukrainian deputy prime minister tells us U.S. media was helpful.

December 2, 2022

Here's a first: Journalists and a U.S. citizen are suing NSO Group

The lawsuit accuses NSO of violating U.S. anti-hacking law.

December 1, 2022

What’s in store for cybersecurity in Congress’s stretch run

Lawmakers have a list of cyber objectives before the end of the year.

November 29, 2022

FCC steps up campaign against Huawei and other Chinese tech companies

The commission said it voted unanimously to adopt rules banning U.S. sales and imports of certain telecom equipment.

November 28, 2022

Facebook owner says pro-U.S. online campaign had military ties

Meta has confirmed Washington Post reporting from a few months ago.

November 23, 2022

How the Biden administration wants to tackle foreign commercial spyware

A ban is planned for early next year.

November 22, 2022

Don’t fall for those emails telling you about a subscription charge

Hackers are stepping up attempts to lure people into calling them to try to reverse fake payments and charges.

November 21, 2022