Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast
By Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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A weekly podcast offering an opinionated roundup of the latest events in technology, security, privacy, and government and an in-depth interview of technology and policy newsmakers. Host Stewart Baker and regulars Michael Vatis, Alan Cohn, and Maury Shenk share their views - and not those of the firm.
||CleanNews Roundup||In our 161st episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Alan Cohn and Maury Shenk discuss: Google ordered to turn over foreign data accessible from US (seems to go the other way from Microsoft Ireland case); Did the US blow up North Korea's missile?; proposed e-privacy regulations and views of Article 29 Working Party; Justice Department considering criminal charges against Wikileaks for CIA cyber-tools leak (seems to go the other way from last summer); lack of Trump administration response on Privacy Shield; Wassenaar negotiators get to work for 2017. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNews Roundup with Julian Sanchez and Gus Hurwitz||In our 160th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Stephanie Roy, Julian Sanchez, and Gus Hurwitz discuss: Shadow Brokers releases two dumps in a week - only the second one makes news, and maybe NSA got to Microsoft first; Ajit Pai unveils net neutrality plan; Abbott Labs dinged for leaving defibrillator hacking holes unpatched for years; Burger King demonstrates what's wrong with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; expanded rule 41 used against Kelihos bot; sky doesn't fall; NSA has been monitoring SWIFT transactions in the Middle East. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Nicholas Weaver||In our 159th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Jamil Jaffer, Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov, and Maury Shenk discuss: New measures are planned to allow cops and spooks in the European Union to crack open encrypted apps and services, according to the bloc's Justice Commissioner; Trump administration to talk encryption challenges with EU; EU will ask Privacy Shield participants for US surveillance data; Wendy's facing two-front battle over data breaches; Facebook loses its effort to block bulk search warrants; LabMD 1st Amendment claims against FTC survive dismissal; Judge won't halt Massachusetts ban on secret recordings; Germany sees growing cyber threat but lacks legal means to retaliate; India's government has been scanning the irises and fingerprints of its citizens into a massive database. Our guest interview is with Nicholas Weaver, Senior Researcher of Networking and Security at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley and a lecturer in cyber security at UC Berkeley. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTriple Entente Beer Summit III||In our 158th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker and Michael Vatis are joined by Ben Wittes, Tamara Wittes, Susan Hennessey, and Shane Harris from the Lawfare and Rational Security podcasts at the Triple Entente Beer Summit. They discuss: the (then pending) attack on Assad's forces in Syria; the future of the Russia election/surveillance investigation; the meaning of changes to the National Security Council. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Joshua Corman and Justine Bone||In our 157th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Stephen Heifetz, and Philip Khinda discuss: Two White House Officials Helped Give Nunes Intelligence Reports; Buzzfeed motion; how Cisco responded to the Wikileaks Vault7 leak; Donald Trump has a new iPhone — so it looks like he isn't boycotting Apple anymore; James Comey's Twitter Account. Our guest interview is with Joshua Corman, Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative for the Atlantic Council, also serving on the HHS CyberSecurity Task Force required by CISA, and founder of "I am The Cavalry" a volunteer group focused on public safety/human life in connected technologies and Justine Bone, CEO and Director of MedSec, a company that analyzes the quality and security of technology solutions in the medical device and healthcare industries. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Michael Daniel||In our 156th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, and Stephanie Roy discuss: Wikileaks releases a second installment, this time mostly focusing on Apple, which scoffs at the alleged vulnerabilities; Wikileaks offers contract to pre-disclose leaked vulnerabilities; Third Circuit upholds contempt ruling for forgetting password; Congress begins the CRA process for internet telecom privacy regulations; another bad omen for the crypto imperialists of Silicon Valley: UK Home Secretary calls Whatsapp crypto "completely unacceptable.; Does GCHQ spy on Americans for NSA?; electronic devices won't fly from Mideast; Bossert urges no changes to 702; North Korea's bid to breach global banks. Our guest interview is with Michael Daniel, former Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator at the White House and current President of the Cyber Threat Alliance. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebate with Greg Nojeim and Jamil Jaffer||In our 155th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Maury Shenk, and Alan Cohn discuss: White House wiretap flap keeps flapping; a failed attempt to sue foreign governments for cyberspying inside the US; European Court of Justice Limits Right to be Forgotten; Germany proposes $50 m fines for social media with disapproved views; Justice Department indicted four men, including two Russian spies, for hacking into Yahoo and stealing data on 500 million users; President Donald Trump will publicly call for a volunteer effort from tech companies and internet service providers to crack down on botnets; budget is good to cyber: $1.5 billion for Homeland Security Department programs that protect federal networks; and $61 million for the FBI that would go toward intelligence gathering and bypassing encryption; the German parliament voted today to loosen Germany's data protection laws, amid heightened concern over public safety; President Donald Trump will appoint Rob Joyce, the head of the NSA's elite hacking unit, as his top White House cyber adviser; Senate Confirms Coats as Trump's Intel Chief; Judge Koh rejects Google wiretap settlement. In place of our usual interview, we're running a debate over hacking back that CSIS held last week as part of its 2017 Cyber Disrupt Summit. Stewart Baker is joined by Greg Nojeim, Senior Counsel at the Center for Democracy & Technology and Jamil Jaffer, Vice President for Strategy & Business Development of IronNet Cybersecurity. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Curtis Dukes and Tony Sager||In our 154th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Carrie Cordero, Stephanie Roy, Markham Erickson, Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov, and Stewart Baker discuss: the Wikileaks Vault7 release, including Assange's offer to work with Silicon Valley to fix vulnerabilities before disclosure; the increasingly dysfunctional rule that leaked documents remain classified after the leak; FCC investigating ATT 911 outage; Home Depot gets a $25m settlement; Second Circuit revives a TCPA class action; Tom Graves introduces a hackback defense to CFAA liability; Uber's greyballing problems; piling on Geek Squad and why that might not be the best idea; and the end of a nasty porn copyright scam. Our guest interview is with Curtis Dukes, Executive Vice President of the Security Best Practices Automation Group and Tony Sager, Senior Vice President and Chief Evangelist, both from the Center for Internet Security. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Matt Tait||In our 153rd episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, and Maury Shenk discuss: Howard Schmidt, RIP; the Trump wiretap story; a federal magistrate judge in Wisconsin has ruled that the government can use a warrant issued under the Stored Communications Act to compel email providers to disclose the content of emails stored abroad; internet-connected teddy bear company hacked, 2 million parent-child voice messages exposed and held ransom; new analysis of the 50c army forces a reconsideration of who they are and what they do; the fight over 702 reauthorization warms up: lefty lawmakers want an estimate on how many innocent Americans are swept up in key surveillance programs up for reauthorization this year; a dozen civil society groups are asking Vera Jourová the European Commissioner for Justice, Consumer and Gender Equality, to suspend the US-EU Privacy Shield unless reforms are made to Section 702; and Wilbur Ross endorses Privacy Shield. Our guest interview is with Matt Tait, CEO and Founder of Capital Alpha Security. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNews Round-Up with Paul Rosenzweig||In our 152nd episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Stephanie Roy, Maury Shenk, Jennifer-Quinn Barabanova, and Paul Rosenzweig discuss: Chairman Pai courts controversy to kill FCC security provisions; conclusion of EU legislative process for the Terrorism Directive, which includes an article authorizing blocking of Internet content related to promotion of terrorism; Time Magazine sued for disclosing reading habits of customers under Michigan privacy law-case survives standing challenge; Financial companies slap Arby's over data breach; Germanys' surveillance concern over Cayla the talking doll; Amazon's unpersuasive rational for withholding Alexa recordings; Fingerprint (non) disclosure decision out of the ND IL; the GSA IG report on 18F; the draft cyber Executive Order; the NASS's resolution to the DHS; and Chinese social media handle disclosure. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent podcast. Must listen for anyone interested in the legal aspects of cybersecurity.
Consistently valuable source of cyberlaw news and analysis!
Professional and policy insight delivered well
Suspend disbelief! A group of lawyers, technology wonks and government officials (current and former) have created a podcast about cyberlaw and security that makes the time fly. I am none of those things, just a concerned and curious citizen. I look forward to each podcast to be ready both in my role as a corporate risk manager and my role on the 2nd Tuesday in November.