Bobby Chesney raised a number of issues regarding the Active Defense Certainty Act, and I’m just getting into it now. I think Bobby’s comments are spot on, but I want to amplify some of his concerns.
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We are happy to report that Episode 7 of the National Security Law Podcast ("The Less Prep the Better") has just gone live. In about 42 minutes, we discuss:
- the Trump allegation about being wiretapped
- the Trump allegation about GTMO recidivism (and the Spicer follow-up about just when judges got involved in ordering GTMO releases)
Some thoughts on Representative Tom Graves's discussion draft of a bill that would create a defense to liability under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) (18 USC 1030) for “active cyber defense measures."
The legitimation of cyber privateering is not without its problems: it would open the door to unnecessary escalation, potential for reprisal, and what is, for the United States, a strategically undesirable international norm.
Over the course of two days in February 2016, the Strauss Center at the University of Texas-Austin will host a unique and timely conference focused on the legal and policy dimensions of cybersecurity.
On February 5-6, 2016, the Strauss Center at the University of Texas-Austin will host a unique and timely conference focused on the legal and policy dimensions of cybersecurity.
Going Dark, Hacking Back, Botnet Takedowns, and More: The Strauss Center's Feb. 4-6 Cybersecurity Conference
I'm very excited to announce that the Strauss Center at UT-Austin is launching a new education-and-research program we are calling "Integrated Cybersecurity Studies," and that we are marking the occasion with a rather-special event here in Austin on February 5th and 6th. I hope some readers can join us!