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This podcast is a weekly feature offering up the commentary and opinions on the latest events in technology, security, privacy, and government.

This podcast is a weekly feature offering up the commentary and opinions on the latest events in technology, security, privacy, and government.
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This podcast is a weekly feature offering up the commentary and opinions on the latest events in technology, security, privacy, and government.

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@SteptoeLLP

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Episodes

Interview with David Ignatius

11/20/2017
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In our 193rd episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Brian Egan, Markham Erickson, and David Ignatius discuss: Twitter becomes the censor's wing of the censorship party; more on China's success in "guiding" its populace; the Vulnerabilities Equities Process (VEP): much ado about not very much? Not to be outdone, China has its own VEP; the Internet of Chinese Things; Dà-Jiāng Innovations Science and Technology Co., Ltd discovers the perils of bug bounty programs; backflipping robot!...

Duration: 00:55:09


Discussion with Michael Sulmeyer and Nicholas Weaver

11/14/2017
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In our 192nd episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Sulmeyer, and Nicholas Weaver discuss: the Texas church shooting puts the fight with Silicon Valley back on the front burner; and why Apple increasingly resembles the FBI's crazy girlfriend; ACThe New York Times reports fallout from the Shadow Brokers; US Department of Justice issues detailed indictment of Russian DNC hackers; ACDC acquires new cosponsors, including Trey Gowdy, and hacking back acquires new respectability,...

Duration: 00:59:44


Election Cybersecurity Panel with Chris Krebs and Ed Felten

11/8/2017
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In our 191st episode Stewart Baker hosts the election security podcast before a live audience. The panel consists of Chris Krebs, formerly of Microsoft and now the top cybersecurity official at Department of Homeland Security (with the longest title in the federal government as proof), and Ed Felten, formerly the deputy Chief Technology Officer of the federal government and currently Princeton professor focused on cybersecurity and policy. The panel walks through the many stages of...

Duration: 00:50:09


Interview with United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

11/8/2017
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In our 190th episode Stewart Baker has a chance to interview United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has a long history of engagement with technology and security issues. In this episode, we spend a remarkably detailed half-hour with him, covering the cybersecurity waterfront, from the FBI's problems accessing the Texas church shooter's phone, and what Silicon Valley should do about that, to Vladimir Putin's electoral adventurism and how to combat it. Along the way, we touch...

Duration: 00:37:25


Interview with United States Representative Tom Graves

11/1/2017
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In our 189th episode Stewart Baker has a chance to interview United States Representative Tom Graves, co-sponsor of the Active Cyber Defence Certainty (ACDC) Act, which allows those whose networks are under persistent attack to leave their network to conduct investigative action. Representative Graves offers a measured but deeply felt defense of the proposal and is optimistic about its reception. And, with the hard-hitting investigative approach The Cyberlaw Podcast is known for, I ask the...

Duration: 00:25:38


Interview with Chris Painter

11/1/2017
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In our 188th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Maury Shenk, Brian Egan, and Alexis Early discuss: CFIUS reform is in the air: Senator Cornyn's carefully scripted rollout has begun; but what's in the bill? Twitter's handling of Russian trolling once again suggests that its privacy policy should read: "Privacy: Good for you. Better for us." The EU just keeps doubling down on European exceptionalism. Do we need a FISA reform antiproliferation pact? Reviewing the bidding: House...

Duration: 00:56:58


Interview with Tom Bossert

10/26/2017
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In our 187th episode Stewart Baker has a chance to talk to Tom Bossert, President Trump's Homeland Security Adviser, on the record, and we're releasing the conversation as a bonus episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast. The talk ranges from Peggy Noonan's observations on White House staff work to the vast improvement in the West Wing's carpeting before turning to our main topic - the looming deadline for renewing authority for FISA section 702. Tom is deeply familiar with the issues in the debate...

Duration: 00:47:13


Interview with Mieke Eoyang and Jamil Jaffer

10/23/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:57:54


The Cyberlaw Podcast – Interview with Marten Mickos

10/17/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:30:51


The News Roundup with Shane Harris

10/17/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:41:34


Interview with Richard Danzig

10/10/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:55:00


Bonus Episode

10/5/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:06:50


News Roundup

10/2/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:46:40


Interview with Jeremy Rabkin

9/25/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:03:49


Interview is with Jeanette Manfra

9/18/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:45:38


Interview with Rebecca Richards and Elizabeth Goitein

9/11/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:13:45


Interview with Michael Mainelli

9/5/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:04:31


Interview with David Aitel

7/24/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:56:13


Interview with Eric Hysen

7/17/2017
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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,...

Duration: 00:58:55


Interview with Richard Ledgett

7/5/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:38:03

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