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Recent Episodes

Ep 87 | 7.28.21

Hacking back from a policy perspective: a bad idea.

Guest Anup Ghosh, CEO of Fidelis Cybersecurity, joins Dave to share his views on the private sector hacking back, Ben digs in to the NSO Group Pegasus spyware controversy, Dave looks at a Catholic Priest being outed through deanonymized mobile device data.

Ep 86 | 7.21.21

Healthcare cyber insurance is no longer an option.

Guest Sumit Sehgal of Armis, and Boston Medical's former CISO, comes on the show to discuss the uptick in cyberattacks on healthcare institutions and why it is no longer an option not to have cyber insurance, Ben takes a closer look at a specially modified Android phone, and Dave discusses how the Trump Administration's Department of Justice got creative in trying to ferret out leakers of classified information.

Ep 85 | 7.7.21

Difficulties and biases of online proctored exams.

Guest Lauren Daming from Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. joins Dave to discuss privacy issues, litigation and best practices concerning universities' use of remote proctoring platforms for exams, Ben shares some follow-up on the Baltimore spy plane, Ben's story examines an FTC memo addressing potential Facebook antitrust claims, Dave's got a story that looks at an Ohio law that could make videotaping the police a crime.

Ep 84 | 6.30.21

Can individual liberties keep up with technology?

Guest Andrew Hammond, historian and chief curator at the International Spy Museum joins Dave to talk about the battle of privacy vs freedom in real life and online, Ben has the story of an appeals court decision protecting big tech companies from responsibility for acts of terrorism, Dave looks at a French surveillance company whose executives may find themselves in hot water.

Ep 83 | 6.23.21

Federal standing in identity theft cases.

Guest Tiana Demas joins us from Cooley LLC to talk with Dave on the recent Second Circuit decision concerning identity theft, Ben unpacks the Trump administration’s gathering of metadata from members of Congress, and Dave's got the story of a judge pushing back on Google geofence warrant requests.

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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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