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Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast

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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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Interview is with Jeanette Manfra

9/19/2017
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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

9/12/2017
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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 settles...

Duration: 01:13:45


Interview with Michael Mainelli

9/6/2017
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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

7/25/2017
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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

7/18/2017
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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 Jim Miller

7/11/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:58:50


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


News Roundup

7/4/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:24:36


Interview with Ellen Nakashima

6/27/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:51:56


News Roundup

6/20/2017
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In our 170th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, and Anthony Rapa discuss: the Senate passes Russia sanctions bill; more trouble for 702; the NSA and GCHQ link WannaCry to North Korea; Reality Winner's losing streak; trade in exploits gets another expose. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.

Duration: 00:34:58


Interview with Ben Buchanan

6/13/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:05:43


Interview with David Sanger

6/6/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:52:28


Interview with Meltem Demirors

6/4/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:56:48


Interview with Kevin Mandia

5/26/2017
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In our 166th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast—a companion to episode 165—Stewart Baker is joined by guest Kevin Mandia, CEO and Board Director of FireEye, where they discuss FireEye's report entitled Cyber Espionage is Alive and Well: APT32 and the Threat to Global Corporations. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.

Duration: 00:22:49


News Roundup

5/23/2017
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Wannacry fallout continues; Who to blame?; Microsoft? David Omand, the former head of British intelligence agency GCHQ, said Microsoft should have maintained support for its Windows XP system to protect public services from hacks; North Korea?; NSA? PATCH Act; Companies who don't patch? SEC Warns Firms To Beef Up Security After Cyberattacks; What does it say about relative nations' security?; The Oliver-Pai debate on net neutrality; This week in cyberproliferation; Vietnam joins the ranks...

Duration: 00:28:20


Interview with Tim Maurer

5/16/2017
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In our 164th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Paul Rosenzweig, and Brian Egan discuss: the cyber EO is finally out - and just in time for wCry; WCry causes ransomware meltdown ; given a choice of blaming Microsoft, who wrote the bad code and the limited security update, the hackers who wrote the ransomware, or the GRU, who revealed the vulnerability, US reporters blame … NSA; Brad Smith of Microsoft thinks it shows we need a digital Geneva accord; NSA's latest...

Duration: 00:53:42


Interview with Susan Munro

5/9/2017
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In our 162nd episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Alan Cohn, Maury Shenk, and Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov discuss: Putin does what Putin does, this time in the French election: maybe with forged documents, plus prosecution threats for publishers, and NYT reporters whining about automated retweets ; OK, that's nuts, but quite possibly the plaintiff bar's future; transparency report reveals shocking stat on FBI searches of NSA data for criminal suspects. The bureau did it …...

Duration: 01:02:53


Interview with Michael Schmitt (Updated)

5/5/2017
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To our loyal podcast listeners: our apologies, but Episode 162 of the Cyberlaw Podcast had a recording failure and unfortunately the sound quality is very poor. We regret any inconvenience this problem may have caused, but look forward to returning to normal next week. In our 162nd episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, Stephanie Roy, Alan Cohn, and Brian Egan discuss: any minute now, we'll see the cyber EO. But not this week; this is what a risk-averse...

Duration: 00:52:08


Interview with Michael Schmitt

5/2/2017
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In our 162nd episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, Stephanie Roy, Alan Cohn, and Brian Egan discuss: any minute now, we'll see the cyber EO. But not this week; this is what a risk-averse signals intelligence agency looks like: giving up intelligence to satisfy elite opinion; FCC's plan for net neutrality emerges; this week in sex toy security: the FTC to the rescue?; remember this story the next time Silicon Valley says the government can't be trusted with...

Duration: 00:50:30


News Roundup

4/26/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:31:46

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