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Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast – Interview with John Lynch

Posted in Cybersecurity and Cyberwar, Data Breach, International, Privacy Regulation, Security Programs & Policies

Back for a rematch, John Lynch and I return to the “hackback” debate in episode 97, with Jim Lewis of CSIS providing color commentary.  John Lynch is the head of the Justice Department’s computer crime section.  We find more common ground than might be expected but plenty of conflict as well.  I suggest that Sheriff… Continue Reading

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast – Hostfull

Posted in China, Cybersecurity and Cyberwar, Data Breach, International, Privacy Regulation, Security Programs & Policies

Still trying to dig out from under our hiatus backlog, we devote episode 80 to our regulars.  We’ll bring back a guest next week.  This week it’s a double dose of Jason Weinstein, Michael Vatis, Stewart Baker, and Congress-watcher Doug Kantor. Michael offers an analysis of the Second Circuit’s oral argument in the Microsoft lawsuit… Continue Reading

Iran Targets US Banks, While Privacy Groups Target NSA

Posted in Cybersecurity and Cyberwar, Data Breach, Security Programs & Policies

The wave of service disruptions to several major US financial institutions are widely attributed to Iran. These distributed denial of service attacks have grown so serious that US banks have asked the National Security Agency for help. However, privacy advocates tell us who we should really be worried about: “’The dual mission of the NSA,… Continue Reading

Americans Torn on Cybersecurity

Posted in Cybersecurity and Cyberwar, Security Programs & Policies

A new Washington Post poll suggests that the American public is divided over what to do about cyber threats. And the division does not correlate with party politics. People are divided pretty evenly on whether they are “very” or “fairly” concerned about major cyberattacks on US businesses or the government or “just somewhat” or “not… Continue Reading