Bloomberg reports that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army has quietly been corrupting a key computer chip. The technical implications are frightening.
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.
The reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration currently pending in Congress would provide federal authorities with the capability to intercept and disable attacks from small drones.
Banking on Cooperation: The U.S. Government and the Finance Industry Need to Work Together to Defend the Financial Sector from Cyber Threats
Cooperation between banks and the U.S. government can help shore up a critical sector of the U.S. economy.
In this news-only episode, Nick Weaver and I muse over the outing of a GRU colonel for the nerve agent killings in the United Kingdom. I ask the question that is surely being debated inside MI6 today: Now that he’s been identified, should British intelligence make it their business to execute Col. Chepiga?
Call for Applications: Cybersecurity Tech Bootcamp for Law & Policy Professionals v1.1 (Austin, October 23-24)
Last May, the cybersecurity program at UT-Austin’s Strauss Center hosted a well-received 1.5 day technical bootcamp for law and policy professionals who are interested in cybersecurity but who seek greater fluency with related technical concepts. The idea was to provide a deep dive into a select set of relevant topics, assuming no prior technical knowledge on the part of any attendees (many attendees knew a great deal about the legal and policy aspects of this topic, but not the technical side).
Cyber diplomacy and cyber defense should become the bread and butter of our foreign and security policy debates.
Our guest is Peter W. Singer, co-author with Emerson T. Brooking of LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media. Peter’s book is a fine history of the way the Internet went wrong in the Age of Social Media. He thinks we’re losing the Like Wars, and I tend to agree. It’s a deep conversation that turns contentious when we come to his prescriptions, which I see as reinstating the lefty elite that ran journalism for decades, this time empowered by even less self-doubt—and AI that can reproduce its prejudices at scale and without transparency.
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