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Recent Episodes

Ep 151 | 12.1.22

Patching healthcare cybersecurity risks.

Sam Heiney, Impero's VP of Products, sits down with Dave to discuss patching healthcare cybersecurity risks in the Internet of Medical Things. Ben discusses a lawsuit that takes aim at artificial intelligence technology that generates its own computer code. Dave's got the story of dozens of human rights and LGBTQ+ organizations writing to Congress in opposition of a Kids Online Safety Act.

Ep 150 | 11.17.22

Ensuring privacy is baked in every step of the way.

Chris Handman, Co-Founder & COO from TerraTrue, sits down with Dave to discuss how he works to transform legal teams into advocates and collaborators that can ensure privacy is baked in every step of the way. Ben shares the story of the how close the FBI potentially came to deploying spyware. Dave's got the story of Google’s nearly four hundred million dollar settlement over location privacy data.

Ep 149 | 11.10.22

Security in elections.

Mike Hamilton Former CISO of Seattle and CISO at Critical Insight, sits down with Dave to talk about election security including ransomware, disinformation, natural disasters and online voting options. Ben's story follows an effort to keep Big Tech from taking over peoples cars and whose helping. Dave's got a look at facial recognition technology in Texas.

Ep 148 | 11.3.22

Privacy Compliance and Culture.

Christina Montgomery, Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer at IBM, sits down with Ben to discuss “Privacy Compliance Is Cultural: The Need for Diverse & Inclusive Perspectives in Data Governance & Regulation.” Ben's story discusses a possible new “right to repair” law in New York state. Dave's story is about Twitter and how they have a new boss, as well as if this new boss has made the right decision.

Ep 147 | 10.27.22

How is misinformation impacting people online?

Beth Goldberg, the Head of Research from Jigsaw sits down with Dave to discuss how misinformation could have an impact on people online. Ben shares the story of a harsh FTC order against Drizly, an alcohol delivery company, and its CEO for data privacy abuses. Dave brings us the story of how the DOJ is accusing 10 Chinese spies and government officials of ‘malign schemes.’

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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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