This week's podcast covers the Russia sanctions bill, radio silence from Silicon Valley on 702 renewal, and an interview with Dave Aitel.
Stewart A. Baker is a partner in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP. He returned to the firm following 3½ years at the Department of Homeland Security as its first Assistant Secretary for Policy. He earlier served as general counsel of the National Security Agency.
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In episode 175, IT procurement, the federal de-listing of Kaspersky Labs, and an interview with Eric Hysen take center stage.
In this episode, we interview Jim Miller, co-chair of a Defense Science Board panel that reported on how the US is postured for cyberconflict and the importance of deterrence. The short answer: deterring cyberconflict is important because our strategic cyberconflict posture sucks. The DSB report is thoughtful, detailed, and troubling.
Today we deliver the second half of our bifurcated holiday podcast with an interview of Richard Ledgett, recently retired from his tour as NSA’s deputy director.
In Episode 172, we cover last week's collusion stories, the CFIUS logjam, and the failure of the UN CGE to produce a final report.
This week, Ellen Nakashima of The Washington Post joined the podcast to discuss Russia's information operations attack on the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Episode 170 of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast is a news roundup covering the Senate's new sanctions bill, the Freedom Caucus' statement on Section 702 reauthorization, attribution of the WannaCry attacks, and other news about technology, security, privacy, and government.