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Ep 108 | 1.13.22

Will privacy and security reach equilibrium?

Guest Chris Hart, partner and co-chair of Foley Hoag's Privacy & Data Security Practice, joins Dave to discuss ransomware and cyber insurance, Ben talks about the role that attorneys play in the aftermath of cybersecurity incidents, and Dave shares calls to amend the Constitution.

Ep 107 | 1.6.22

AI is transforming surveillance.

Guest Richard Carriere of CyberLink discusses how AI is transforming surveillance, Ben tracks down the controversy over Apple’s recently released AirTags, and Dave reviews regulatory changes coming in 2022.

Ep 106 | 12.23.21

Considering policy on ransomware payments.

Guest James Gimbi, Director at technical advisory firm MOXFIVE, shares why he believes banning ransomware payments is bad policy, Ben shares some listener follow up from Twitter user @brentdstewart on CDA Sec230, Ben discusses the expansion of the so-called “Glomar response,” Dave looks at Google’s email scanning policies.

Ep 105 | 12.16.21

The rapidly changing landscape of cyber insurance.

Guest Tiago Henrique from cyber insurance provider Coalition discusses the rapidly changing landscape of cyber insurance, Ben and Dave share some listener feedback from Chris about the explicit right to privacy, Ben discusses a recent ruling from the 10th circuit court of appeals that deals with warrantless wiretapping, and Dave looks at attempts to hold AI more accountable.

Ep 104 | 12.9.21

Maximizing our power to do good online while minimizing risks.

Guest is author, professor and consultant Dr. Susan Liautaud discussing technology and ethics—from social media to the sharing economy with Dave, Ben discusses a criminal case dealing with expectations of privacy in social media posts, and Dave looks at a controversial family safety app that some say overshares location data.

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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 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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