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Ep 218 | 5.16.24

The battle for trade secrets and national security.

Dave Hickton, Founding Director, Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security at the University of Pittsburgh, and former US Attorney, is discussing the 10th Anniversary of the first indictment of Chinese PLA actors. Ben covers TikTok’s new lawsuit against the federal government. Dave's got the story of some Senators taking issue with facial recognition at airports.

Ep 218 | 5.9.24

Safeguarding against disinformation.

Barbara McQuade sits down to discuss her book "Attack from Within: How Disinformation is Sabotaging America," showing us how to identify the ways disinformation is seeping into all facets of our society and how we can fight against it. Ben discusses a fascinating case dealing with middleware and adversarial interoperability. Dave's got the story of a leak of Australian companies biometric data.

Ep 216 | 5.2.24

The building blocks of AI governance.

Cameron Kerry from the Brookings Institute is sharing their report entitled "Small Yards, Big Tents: How to Build Cooperation on Critical International Standards." Dave and Ben discuss AI-generated recording leading to criminal charges in Maryland based off of the interesting story of an ex-athletic director accused of framing his principal with AI and how he has been arrested at an airport with a gun. Dave's story is on a new bill that has been proposed to help safeguard against cybersecurity attacks at water companies.

Ep 215 | 4.25.24

Navigating cybersecurity's regulatory maze.

Igor Volovich, VP of Compliance Strategy at Qmulos, sits down to talk with Ben Yelin about the discourse around cybersecurity incidents and their implications under the newly adopted SEC disclosure rules. Ben and Dave discuss the controversial reauthorization of Section 702 of FISA, after Congress worked into early Saturday to reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act for two more years.

Ep 214 | 4.18.24

Discussions revisited.

This week, Dave and Ben are joined by Robert Carolina, Senior Teaching Fellow, Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London, and all three of them dive into discussing some of the subjects mentioned on the show in previous episodes, as Robert shares his thoughts on where Dave and Ben may have gone astray.

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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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