In a speech at the Internet Govenance Forum in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron left far behind the idea of a generally unregulated internet.
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.
This week’s interview is a deep (and long—over an hour) dive into new investment review regulations for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). It’s excerpted from an ABA panel discussion on the topic, featuring: Tom Feddo, who currently oversees CFIUS; Aimen Mir, who used to oversee CFIUS; Sanchi Jayaram, who is in charge of the Justice Department’s CFIUS and Team Telecom work; David Fagan, a noted CFIUS practitioner; and me as moderator.
By providing concrete recommendations and clear forewarning of upcoming pressure-points, the report leaves no room for doubt that Facebook has a lot of work to do.
This episode puts our experts on the spot with an election-eve question: Will foreign governments attack US electoral rolls or vote-counting machinery in 2018? Remarkably, no one on our panel (Matthew Heiman, Nick Weaver, David Kris, and I) thinks they will. So if you want cybersecurity news, you can stop listening to election coverage and tune in to Episode 238 of The Cyberlaw Podcast.
National Security Agency General Counsel Glenn S. Gerstell made the following keynote address on Nov. 1 at the American Bar Association's Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law Conference. (Footnotes omitted.)
Starting my remarks with a short quotation from a hearing before the U.S. Senate seems fitting given that we’re at a legal conference in Washington:
Document: Justice Department Charges Chinese Intelligence Officers and Recruits in Commercial Hacking Conspiracy
On Tuesday, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment in the Southern District of California charging 10 defendants, including Chinese intelligence officers and their recruits, in two conspiracies to steal sensitive commercial aerospace information and technology from American companies in violation of provisions of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The full indictment is below.
The demise of the far-right social media platform in the wake of the Pittsburgh shooting reflects a shift toward greater involvement by technology companies in policing the content that appears using their services.
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