This week on the podcast, the gang questions whether it would violate the Posse Comitatus Act to give DOD a bigger role in cybersecurity, if the FDA should allow implants of defibrillators with known security flaw, the European Commission's concerns over U.S. security programs, how to think about the new procedures for availability of raw signals intelligence acquired under Executive Order 12333, and more.
DayZero: Cybersecurity Law and Policy
DayZero dives deep in cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and the crime, espionage, and warfare taking place on networked computers. We look at legislation, practice, and litigation over how to keep our networks and critical infrastructure secure; new and emerging threats and how the policy process responds to them; the relationship between cybersecurity other security goods; and cybersecurity in American relations with foreign adversaries and allies.
NextGov has a nice summary article on President Obama's cybersecurity legacy. [Full disclosure: I was interviewed for and quoted in the article]. Here is the intro:
Even Facebook is a venue for conflict these days ....
This episode features an interview with Davis Hake and Niko Sell, two contributors to CSIS’s Cybersecurity Agenda for the 45th President. The gang also discusses Russian hacking, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, Apple's surrender to Chinese censorship, and more.
To bleg: An entry on a blog requesting information or contributions.
Defense and deterrence won't prevent cyber-meddling in future elections. The United States should consider cooperation.
The United States' seemingly insufficient reaction may have been informed by international law; the United States might have responded to the DNC hack as it did because international law did not permit it to do more. Limited state recourse to escalatory self-help measures is a feature of the modern international legal order—but, as the DNC hack, Sony hack, and growing number of similar cyber-enabled interferences demonstrate, in cyberspace this feature may have become a bug.
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