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Microsoft Proposes an Independent Body for Making Attribution Judgments

Yesterday, Scott Charney, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Trustworthy Computing announced a new white paper about cybersecurity norms for nation-states and the global information and communications technology industry, “From Articulation to Implementation: Enabling Progress on Cybersecurity Norms.”

I haven’t yet had a chance to digest it thoroughly, but so far it looks the best corporate statement on this problem to date.

The Cyberlaw Podcast

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #85: An Interview with General Michael Hayden

Want to see cyber attribution and deterrence in action? In August, a hacker pulled the names of US military personnel and others out of a corporate network and passed them to ISIL. British jihadist Junaid Hussain exulted when ISIL released the names, but two weeks after his tweet, Hussain was killed in a US airstrike.

Cyber Command

Cyber Changes Everything, Cyber Changes Nothing: On Admiral Rogers' Vision and Guidance for Cyber Command

In June, US Cyber Command issued Beyond the Build. It presents Admiral Michael Rogers’ vision and guidance for the command and its subordinate units. With little fanfare, the document was publically released in September by the Department of Defense. It has yet to receive much attention. Here’s why everyone should read it.


The OPM Data Breach: Raising All Sorts of Government Enforcement and Privacy Protection Questions

Reports that China (most likely) has breached Office of Personnel Management (OPM) systems and stolen personal information (PI) of over four million current and/or former federal employees raises all sorts of questions regarding the government’s responsibilities to protect PI it has in its possession; the government’s enforcement against the private sector for failing to prevent similar losses of information; and setting appropriate priorities across branches of government for protecting privacy.

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