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The Lawfare Podcast: Intel Security's Chris Young on Cybersecurity and a Debate on Using Data to Protect Data

Earlier this month, Lawfare held a lunch event in partnership with Intel Security, the Hoover Institution, and the Center for Democracy and Technology on whether Big Data analytics are merely a privacy threat or whether data can also be used to protect data. The event consisted of a speech by Chris Young, general manager of Intel Security, on the current cybersecurity landscape and the way Intel Security seeks to use data to protect privacy. We then held a panel discussion debating whether and how data can be used to protect data and what the implications of that approach are.


Paying Down the Cybersecurity Debt - Event at Intel on December 1

Join us at Intel on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 from 5:00-6:30 pm for a discussion on the investments and policy framework necessary to close the existing gap in cybersecurity. The evening will begin with an informal cocktail reception at 5:00pm, followed by a brief program, and will conclude at 6:30 pm.

Book Reviews

A True Cold War Spy Thriller with Contemporary Relevance

The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal David Hoffman Doubleday (2015) 336 pages

I didn’t pick up The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal intending to review it. I read it—or, to be precise, listened to the audiobook—because I stumbled across a podcast of a book talk its author, journalist David Hoffman, had given and found myself intrigued by the story: that of one of the CIA’s most valuable agents in Moscow in the latter years of the Cold War.

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