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Ep 173 | 5.25.23

It's a generations thing.

This week, our guest is Mathieu Gorge from Vigitrust joins to discuss generational attitudes toward privacy and how they will influence business in the future. Ben's got the story of the FBI misusing Section 702 authority to surveil Americans. Dave's got a recap of congressional testimony about AI security.

Ep 172 | 5.18.23

A hand in crafting cybersecurity legislation.

This week our guest is Ben Yelin, and he and Dave both sit down to discuss some recent cybersecurity legislation that he had a hand in crafting. Ben talks about a case dealing with the timing of computer search warrants. Dave looks at copyright and Apple’s loss in court in an iOS case.

Ep 171 | 5.11.23

Being on top of your data consent.

Mark Ailsworth from Opaque Systems joins Dave to discuss how if enterprises are not already on top of their own data consent and privacy mechanisms, they’re one critical step behind their competitors. Ben has the story of litigants arguing in court that real videos are Deep Fakes. Dave looks to Ben for better understanding of what the heck is going on with the Supreme Court.

Ep 170 | 5.4.23

Your approach to efficient security compliance.

This week our guest is, Nick Means from Sym, he sits down with Dave to discuss how to build a compliance program without tanking your engineering velocity. Ben has the story of a Pennsylvania case on whether people have a reasonable expectation of privacy in Google searches. Dave's story takes a look at the notion of a “Defensive Search” exception to the Fourth Amendment.

Ep 169 | 4.20.23

The U.S. Government and a cybersecurity budget.

This week, our guest Ilona Cohen from HackerOne sits down with Ben to discuss Biden's Cyber Strategy and National Budget allocations for cybersecurity. Ben has the story of a proposed Montana state law to ban the popular social media app TikTok. Dave's got the story of the FTC taking action against an Amazon merchant who is deceiving supplement consumers.

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Dave Bittner
Ben Yelin
Dave Bittner, is a security podcast host and one of the founders at CyberWire. He's a creator, producer, videographer, actor, experimenter, and entrepreneur. He's had a long career in the worlds of television, journalism and media production, and is one of the pioneers of non-linear editing and digital storytelling.
Ben Yelin, JD, is the Program Director for Public Policy & External Affairs at the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security, where he consults public and private entities on homeland security, cybersecurity and emergency management policy. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he teaches courses on electronic surveillance and the Fourth Amendment.
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