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Ep 196 | 11.30.23

Critical challenges for critical infrastructure.

Nick Sanna of the FAIR Institute and Safe Security joins to discuss the challenges the White House faces in attempting to harmonize critical infrastructure regulations. Ben has the story of a warrantless phone records surveillance program that is tracking over a trillion U.S. phone records annually. Dave explains how reporters from Rolling Stone tracked visitors to Donald Trump’s Mar-a-lago.

Ep 195 | 11.16.23

Bolstering economic security.

This week, we are joined by Kathleen Hyde from Champlain College Online to discuss NCWES and its potential to scale up the cyber workforce and bolster economic security. Ben has an update on the reauthorization of Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. Dave's got the story of a Virginia game warden confiscating a trail camera without a warrant.

Ep 194 | 11.9.23

Transforming the cyber risk environment.

Scott Stransky from the Marsh McLennan Cyber Risk Analytics Center joins to discuss recent developments in ransomware, cybersecurity investment, cyber risk analysis, and how artificial intelligence will transform the cyber risk environment, particularly in the insurance industry. Ben's story discusses the new antitrust lawsuit against Google. Dave's got the story of California putting limits on license plate data.

Ep 193 | 11.2.23

AI all around.

David Brumley, a cybersecurity professor at Carnegie Mellon and CEO of software security firm, ForAllSecure, sits down to talk about the AI Executive Order that was recently signed. Ben's story reviews the outlines of a new Executive Order on AI. Dave's got one organization's attempts to look at data provenance in AI.

Ep 192 | 10.26.23

Privacy landscapes for children.

Cobun Zweifel-Keegan from International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) sits down to talk about the children’s privacy landscape in the US and beyond. Ben's story discusses whether AI giants may soon have to worry about defamation lawsuits. Dave's got the story on FCC’s renewed interest in net neutrality.

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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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