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.
||CleanInterview with David Aitel||In our 176th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Markham Erickson, Stephanie Roy, Anthony Rapa, and Maury Shenk discuss: Tough Russia sanctions law looks like a lock. Hollywood advance surrender to Russian hacking. Hacking Trump hotels isn't just fun; looks like it's also profitable. Hacking a Segway in mid-ride. Silicon Valley reluctant to risk Privacy Shield by fighting 702? Microsoft sues the GRU to dismantle its infrastructure. The European Court of Justice will rule on authority to censor what Americans read. Gag orders win in CA9. Dutch police reel in dark market users with fake dark market. China gets good at suppressing images. Our guest interview is with David Aitel, Founder and CEO of Immunity, Inc. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Eric Hysen||In our 175th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Mutek, Alan Cohn, Quentin Johnson, and Gus Hurwitz discuss: longtime USG suspicions of Kaspersky boil over into action; Knight First Amendment Institute brings first amendment claim against Trump for using Twitter's block function; Booz Allen has a plausible explanation for the weirdness of NotPetya's otherwise self-defeating ransomware pose; impenetrable cybersecurity unit downgraded to dialogue; also, Administration is downsizing international cyber norming to a coalition of the willing; Senator Klobuchar should claim credit' Jeanette Manfra named a/s for cybersecurity; China news: Xi's crackdown continues as China moves to ban VPN usage; Woe is WoSign, also StartCom, as Google drops them from certificate authority lists; what does that say about the relative Chinese ties of Google, Mozilla, Apple and Microsoft?; speaking of which, Apple caves again. Our guest interview is with Eric Hysen, former Executive Director of the Department of Homeland Security's Digital Service. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Jim Miller||In our 174th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Brian Egan, and Joshua Holtzman discuss: Trump goes to Warsaw, meets Putin; DeepMind ICO NHS flap; background on the Google EU fine; China's regulatory association demands "core socialist values" and in-house auditors for internet content sites; fight shaping up over FB warrants and gag order. Our guest interview is with Jim Miller, President of Adaptive Strategies, LLP and co-chair of the Department of Defense Science Board Task Force on Cyber Deterrence. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Richard Ledgett||In our 173rd episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast—a companion to episode 172—Stewart Baker is joined by guest Richard Ledgett, former National Security Agency Deputy Director. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNews Roundup||In our 172nd episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Stephanie Roy, Stephen Heifetz, and Brian Egan discuss: Russia story jumps shark, shark eats Eric Lichtblau; CFIUS logjam!; is the GGE trainwreck bad for those of us who thought we were being railroaded?; and what can be salvaged internationally: FATF information sharing as a model?; the bull-headed minister and the CRA. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Ellen Nakashima||In our 171th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, Maury Shenk, Jon Sallet, and Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov discuss: new developments in breach law; Justice Kennedy's gassy ode to the "Cyber Age"; DOJ's merger authority growing firmer?; Germany authorizes law enforcement hacking; Germany also admits spying on the US; European Council prepares sanctions in response to cyberattacks; Russia beats Western companies into sharing cyber data; oral argument in LabMD goes badly for the FTC; solicitor General seeks review of Microsoft case; CIA contractors show cyberskills by hacking snacks. Our guest interview is with Ellen Nakashima, National Security Reporter at The Washington Post. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Ben Buchanan||In our 169th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Benjamin Wittes, Maury Shenk, and Brian Egan discuss: Comey and Trump: the upshot; clarity on 702, with DiFi, the Valley, and Tom Bossert plus all the R's on SSCI laying out their positions; Qatar flap created by cyberattack?; China will use its cybersecurity law to investigate, naturally, Apple; Speaking of which, native Chinese company Rafotech has something a whole lot more sinister on 250 million machines; Ukraine's unusual sanctions targeting Russian social media companies. Our guest interview is with Ben Buchanan, Postdoctoral Fellow of the Cyber Security Project at the Harvard Kennedy School and author of The Cybersecurity Dilemma: Hacking, Trust and Fear Between Nations. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with David Sanger||In our 168th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Karen Eltis, and Maury Shenk discuss: Social media firms have increased removals of online hate speech, brags EU. It turns out that they're really talking about things like "anti-migrant" speech. Theresa May's call for internet regulation to prevent the spread of she called "Islamic extremism." Rightie claim that Obama and FBI was caught spying on Americans goes viral, despite lack of real connection to, uh, Obama and FBI, or even a scandal. In first annual review of Privacy Shield, EU to focus on Trump administration compliance rather than further US concessions ; Federal Court Revives Wikimedia's Challenge to NSA Surveillance; China Cybersecurity Law takes effect. Our guest interview is with David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times to discuss cyber statecraft topics.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Meltem Demirors||In our 167th episode Blockchain Takes Over the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Alan Cohn, Maury Shenk, Matthew Kulkin, Cameron Arterton and Jared Butcher discuss: Digital Currency Taxation: Short overview of the IRS notice/TIGTA report/Coinbase summons; Current status of Coinbase subpoena proceedings; Third Coinbase User Opposes IRS Bid As ‘Fishing Expedition'; Coinbase Users Move To Stay Unnamed, Quash IRS Summons. Initial Coin Offerings: What is an ICO/How does it work; Legal Gray Areas (Howey test; fiduciary duties); SEC Official Urges Companies Issuing Tokens to Protect Investors; ICOs Are Changing the Way VCs Deal With Startups; The Legality of ICOs - Past and Future. Implementing Smart Contracts: Summary of blog post topics; GLTR article summary; What's coming next. EU Proposal on AML Regulations: Status of the delayed EU proposal to extend AML regulation to virtual currencies. In other news, Surge in bitcoin price; Future of CFTC leadership; Update on OCC Fintech Charter. Our guest interview is with Meltem Demirors, Director of Development at Digital Currency Group.||6/3/2017||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.