The 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 Mieke Eoyang and Jamil Jaffer||In our 186th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Jim Lewis, and Brian Egan discuss: Section 1621(f): Good Lord! If this is what we get from a Republican SASC, what would the Democrats require?; we learn even more about how Russia exploits social media and adtech; also, worth reading in translation; bad news for Big Silicon Valley: Adtech regulation proposals multiply; North Korea: still robbing banks semisuccessfully; and quite successfully killing shows they don't like; this Week in Sex Toy Security: the world's first teledildonics company cheerfully enables the invention of screwdriving; medical profession puts head in sand about medical device security; EU releases its first Privacy Shield report. Our guest interview is with Mieke Eoyang, Vice President for the National Security Program at the Third Way and Jamil Jaffer, the Founder of National Security Institute and Adjunct Professor at George Mason University. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Cyberlaw Podcast – Interview with Marten Mickos||In our 185th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast—a companion to episode 184—Stewart Baker and Marten Mickos, the CEO of HackerOne discuss bug bounties. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe News Roundup with Shane Harris||In our 184th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Alan Cohn, Brian Egan, and Shane Harris discuss: Russia has turned Kaspersky software into tool for spying; Kaspersky: not dead yet?; Germany sees no evil; nor Interpol; Twitter data deletion proves another of Baker's Laws: Privacy always serves the powerful. In this case, Putin. Oh, and Twitter; Deputy Attorney General urges "responsible encryption"; fight over 702; Director Wray; Left/lib groups attack USA Liberty (subscription required); ‘Ridiculous Mistake' let North Korea steal secret US war plans; and North Korea targets US power companies; Kirstjen Nielsen nominated to the Department of Homeland Security. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Richard Danzig||In our 183rd episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, Brian Egan, and Paul Rosenzweig discuss: the House Judiciary Committee strikes the first blow in the 702 renewal debate; the turf fight inside Treasury's intelligence division goes nuclear; the Irish decision to refer the standard contracts clause/Privacy Shield case to the European Court of Justice; Kaspersky at the center of Russian compromise of NSA tools; and, not doing itself any good, Kaspersky reports on "piggyback" or fourth party intrusions aimed at Russian and Chinese hackers. Gee, who would be hurt by that report?; the United States Trade Representative takes on China's cyber law. Our guest interview is with Richard Danzig, Senior Advisor to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and the 71st Secretary of the United States Navy. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode||In our 182nd episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker moderates a panel discussion recorded on September 27, 2017 on attribution at the 15th Annual Cyber Security Summit sponsored by Georgia Tech in Atlanta. As always The Cyberlaw Podcast is open to feedback. Send your questions, suggestions for interview candidates or topics to CyberlawPodcast@steptoe.com or leave a message at +1 202 862 5785. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNews Roundup||In our 181st episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Stephen Heifetz, and Nicholas Weaver discuss: attributing the Equifax attack and the possibility that maybe Equifax weren't as negligent about patching as initial reports indicated; Twitter comes to Capitol Hill, goes home with a flea in its ear; so what should we be doing about it?; Whoa! The Department of Justice says that Google is defying court orders on disclosure of data - and building a system to make compliance impossible; Sens. Wyden and Lee are fixing to call Jim Comey a liar, and they'd like the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's help; the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States issues its annual report; thinking harder about vulnerabilities and disclosures. Download the 181st Episode (mp3). The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Jeremy Rabkin||In our 180th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Brian Egan, and Maury Shenk discuss: DC Court of Appeals says warrants required for stingray phone finder tool; the European Union gives optimistic take on Privacy Shield after US briefings; Robert Strayer, the new deputy assistant secretary of state for cyber and international communications and information policy, cementing the reorganization that has produced a lot of cyberangst; CCleaner hack yields insights into supply chain risk and maybe hackback's value; speaking of hackback's value, Joseph Cox of the Daily Beast says it's rampant; the Federal Trade Commission takes hit in D-Link case from Judge Donato; the Office of Personnel Management breach suits dismissed on standing - no harm yet and disclosed isn't the same as stolen; Wikileaks releases documents about Russian software company that seems to be providing Lawful Interception capabilities to companies subject to Russian law; the Securities and Exchange Commission admits it was hacked, and results used for insider trading; Facebook backs down on claims of privacy for ad content, starts monitoring political ads; press says Giuliani's cyber working group is hors de combat. Our guest interview is with Jeremy Rabkin, Professor of Law at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview is with Jeanette Manfra||In our 179th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Stephen Heifetz, and Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov discuss: President blocks Lattice acquisition; House Judiciary committee leaks plans for 702 weakening; Equifax: How bad will the litigation be?; How it happened; the Federal Trade Commission; the lawsuits pile up; plus Congress, plus the states; not to mention derivative suits; Administration uses April Fools' Day sanctions against Iranian hackers; more trouble for Facebook over the Russia probe; and for Silicon Valley in general; not to mention the "racist ad" controversy; Google; Twitter; everyone; California's Eighth Circuit clarifies breach standing law? Our guest interview is with Jeanette Manfra, Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications at the Department of Homeland Security. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Rebecca Richards and Elizabeth Goitein||In our 178th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, and Maury Shenk discuss: The Equifax breach spurs ugliness. Russia's use of social media gets attention in Washington. The European Court of Human Rights trims employers' right to monitor employees. Symantec reports that US electric grid systems penetrated, likely by Russians. The European Court of Justice sends Intel's $1.26 bn fine back for more scrutiny. Hack of the week: the "Evil Dolphin" attack. Lenovo settles with FTC (cheap!). More fallout: Best Buy dumps Kaspersky. Uber, not content with God mode, also runs Hell. Gets FBI probe. Our guest interview is with Rebecca (Becky) Richards, Civil Liberties & Privacy Officer/Transparency Officer at the National Security Agency, and Elizabeth (Liza) Goitein, Co-Director of the Brennan Center for Justice's Liberty and National Security Program. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Michael Mainelli||In our 177th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Alan Cohn, Maury Shenk, and Paul Rosenzweig discuss: Foreign espionage drives government tech market, Kaspersky Lab, Dajiang Innovation Corporation (DJI), Apple loses control of its secure enclave software and Tim Cook explains why Apple accommodates China abut not the FBI, Internet of Things security act advances, UK looks to the future of data protection, DNA malware, Election hacking still making news, Maersk lost $300m to NotPetya ransomware, Cyber Command gets the Playtex cross-your-heart treatment, US designated as adequate by … Colombia. Our guest interview is with Michael Mainelli, Co-Founder and Chairman of Z/Yen. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.||9/5/2017||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.