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Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: Posse Comitatus: Latin for “Get Off My Turf”?

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.


Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: What Donald Trump and “Occupy Wall Street” Have in Common

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.

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The DNC Hack Demonstrates the Need for Cyber-Specific Deterrents

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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