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Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast – Interview with Dmitri Alperovitch

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

Ransomware is the new black.  In fact, it’s the new China.  So says our guest for episode 116, Dmitri Alperovitch, the CTO and co-founder of CrowdStrike.  Dmitri explains why ransomware is so attractive financially – and therefore likely to get much worse very fast.  He and I also explore the implications and attribution of the… Continue Reading

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast – Interview with Dmitri Alperovitch

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

Our guest for Episode 62 is is Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and CTO of CrowdStrike Inc. and former Vice President of Threat Research at McAfee.  Dmitri unveils a new Crowdstrike case study in which his company was able to impose high costs on an elite Chinese hacking team.  The hackers steadily escalated the sophistication of their… Continue Reading

US Head of Delegation at WCIT Badmouths Deep Packet Inspection

Posted in International, Privacy Regulation

It’s been a contentious meeting in Dubai at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), where the United States and its allies have been trying to fend off efforts by Russia, China, and others to expand the writ of the International Telecommunications Union to cover the Internet. Besides that fundamental dispute, there have been some… Continue Reading

Antivirus Software is Not Failproof

Posted in Cybersecurity and Cyberwar, Data Breach

Mikko Hypponen of F-Secure, an antivirus company, wrote an interesting post discussing the limits of antivirus software.  Of particular note is that Flame, Stuxnet, and Duqu were all reported to antivirus firms months or years before they were flagged as malware.  He suggests that his and other antivirus firms failed because of the sophistication of Western intelligence… Continue Reading