Lucas Ropek

Lucas Ropek – Staff Writer for Government Technology

Lucas Ropek is a staff writer for Government Technology specializing in cybersecurity, privacy and policy topics. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University and has worked as a newspaper reporter in Massachusetts and New York City. Lucas also lends his voice for animations such as American Dad! and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

Early Life and Education

Lucas is an idyllic town situated in Russell County near Wilson Lake (also known as “The Cleanest Lake in Kansas”). Lucas homes and downtown businesses feature traditional Post Rock limestone architecture.

Lucas (Corey Haim), an outsider at fourteen, finds himself the target of relentless taunting from classmates Bruno and Spike, but finds comfort with love interest Maggie (Kerri Green) and new acquaintance Cappie Roew (Charlie Sheen). To impress Maggie he decides to join his high school football team where he quickly discovers he excels – much to Maggie’s displeasure! – and finds himself an instant star player.

Lucas has long been used as a name, yet its usage has recently skyrocketed; currently making the top ten list for boys and girls worldwide.

Professional Career

Lucas Ropek is a staff writer at Government Technology, contributing to other publications as well. His writing specializes in cyber security and privacy topics. Additionally, Lucas worked as a newspaper reporter both in Massachusetts and New York before transitioning into writing full-time for Government Technology.

GovTech’s Lucas Ropek provides more details of a ransomware attack in Baltimore that left city agencies scrambling. Lucas provides insight into how this incident unfolded and possible responses by city agencies; also providing additional details regarding legislation which will add protections to state data.

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