In episode 129, Alan Cohn and I dive deep on the Government Oversight Committee’s predictably depressing and unpredictably entertaining report on the OPM hack. Cheeky Chinese hackers register their control sites to superhero alter egos.
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European hypocrisy on data protection is a lot like the weather. Everyone complains about it but no one does anything about it. Until today.
Our guest, Patrick Gray, is the host of the excellent Risky Business security podcast. He introduces us to the cybersecurity equivalent of decapitation by paper cut and offers a technologist’s take on multiple policy and legal issues. In the news roundup, Michael explains the many plaintiff-friendly rulings obtained by the banks suing Home Depot over its data breach. We wonder whether the rulings are so plaintiff-friendly that the banks will eventually regret their successes.