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Ep 129 | 6.16.22

The strength of cybersecurity in America.

Greg Murphy, CEO of Ordr, joins Dave to share his thoughts on The Strengthening American Cybersecurity Act and what it means to US companies. Ben has an update on the Texas social media platform case, where Republicans are making the case that they are being censored by big social media platforms. Dave's story is on Canadian ISPs being ordered to block pirated streams of hockey games.

Ep 128 | 6.2.22

Cybersecurity and data protection at the forefront of legal disputes.

Andrea D'Ambra, from Norton Rose Fulbright law firm, joins Dave to discuss their research on litigation and the privacy landscape, as well as how respondents anticipate that cybersecurity and data protection will be a top driver of new disputes in the next several years. Ben's story is on a new Justice Department policy for charging cases under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Dave's story is on new guidance from the FTC on student privacy issues.

Ep 127 | 5.25.22

Reliving a scandal's past.

Author, Garrett Graff, joins Ben Yelin to discuss his new book "Watergate: A new history," taking a deep dive into the 1970's scandal, specifically on surveillance and wiretapping and the legality behind it, Ben discusses a newly released court decision on Big Tech platform content moderation that shows a judicial split on the issue, and Dave's story is on the FBI’s surveillance of snapchat users.

Ep 126 | 5.19.22

The ever-evolving cybersecurity field.

Guest Kimberly Patlis Walsh, President and Managing Director at Corporate Risk Solutions, joins Dave to discuss the evolution of cybersecurity and the correlating insurance marketplace, Ben's story covers ramifications of legal developments in Texas, and Dave discusses proposed legislation that takes the for-sale sign off the 4th Amendment.

Ep 125 | 5.12.22

Let's talk about data privacy compliance fatigue.

Guest Bill Tolson, Vice President of eDiscovery at Archive360 joins Dave to discuss compliance fatigue, Ben's story covers a settlement between the ACLU and Clearview AI, and Dave discusses some tech giants rallying behind a proposed New York Privacy bill.

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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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