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Shaun Waterman  

Editor, POLITICO Pro Cybersecurity

Shaun Waterman is editor of POLITICO Pro Cybersecurity.

He is an award-winning journalist who has worked for the BBC and United Press International; and an expert on counterterrorism and cybersecurity who has presented at leading conferences such as Hacker Halted and the Aspen Security Forum.

Waterman became UPI's Homeland and National Security Editor shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, covering the Department of Homeland Security from its standup in 2003. His reporting on the Sept. 11 Commission and the tortuous process by which some of its recommendations finally became law in the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act earned him a "Dateline Washington" award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

In 2009-10 Waterman produced a major report on cyber-security for critical infrastructure at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a leading Washington think tank.

Most recently, he wrote about intelligence, foreign affairs and cyber security as a staff reporter for The Washington Times.

Prior to joining UPI, Waterman worked as a senior producer for the British Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship evening radio news program, The World Tonight. In 1999, he was appointed to run the BBC’s American radio news desk in Washington, providing round-the-clock news from all over both American continents for the corporation’s six radio networks.

Before joining the BBC, he worked as a freelance journalist and parliamentary aide in London, writing for numerous publications including the investigative magazine Private Eye and doing legislative and research work for Members of Parliament.

Waterman, who is British, has a master’s degree in social and political sciences from King’s College, Cambridge. He is married and lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and 10-year-old American son, Miles.


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