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Ep 143 | 9.29.22

Breaking down the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

Guest Bob Maley from Black Kite joins Dave to discuss the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), federal regulation that requires financial institutions to safeguard sensitive customer information. Ben discusses a new lawsuit filed against a local public utility for providing user data to law enforcement. Dave's got the story of California’s Age-Appropriate Design Code Act.

Ep 142 | 9.22.22

How will cybersecurity insurance change in the coming years?

Gary Brickhouse former Security & Compliance Architect for Disney and CISO of cybersecurity firm GuidePoint Security joins Dave to discuss where we will see continued changes when it comes to cybersecurity insurance as the economy tanks, recession hits and cyber criminals take advantage. Ben discusses the 5th circuit’s controversial take on content moderation. Dave's got the story of the Pentagon taking a closer look at its covert psychological operations.

Ep 141 | 9.15.22

Prioritizing data, security, and observability.

Tim Eades, CEO of vArmour, sits down with Dave to talk about why all security professionals need to prioritize data, security, and observability. Ben's story discusses a court decision on standing in data breach cases, giving hope to plaintiffs in class-action lawsuits. Dave’s got a story on the city of Baltimore spending nearly a million dollars to upgrade their stingray, which could ramp up cellphone tracking.

Ep 140 | 9.8.22

Edward Snowden and whistleblower ethics.

This week, Ben Yelin sits down with Robert Carolina, Senior Fellow with the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London, to share about the discussion he had with the University of Dayton's School of Law about Snowden & whistleblower ethics. Ben's story takes a look at Cloudflare’s decision to cut service to Kiwi Farms. Dave's got the first report from the U.S. Congressional Research Service on the metaverse.

Ep 139 | 9.1.22

Twitter's data privacy battle.

Chris McLellan from Data Collaboration Alliance joins Dave to discuss Twitter and how they are to pay out $150 million in the battle over data privacy. Ben shares a story on a recent Maryland case dealing with particularity requirements for cell phone searches. Dave's got the story of the Federal Trade Commission suing an online data broker over surveillance concerns.

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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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