This episode features a deep dive into the National Security Agency’s (NSA) self-regulatory approach to overseas signals intelligence, or SIGINT.
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The U.S. has never really had a “cyberczar.” Arguably, though, the U.K. has. The head of the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) combines the security roles of the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
It’s a story that has everything, except a reporter able to tell it. A hostile state attacking the U.S.
In this episode, I interview Zach Dorfman about his excellent reports in Foreign Policy about U.S.-Chinese intelligence competition in the last decade. Zach is a well-regarded national security journalist, a senior staff writer at the Aspen Institute’s Cyber and Technology program and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.
Episode 343 of the Cyberlaw Podcast is a long meditation on the ways in which technology is encouraging other nations to exercise soft power inside the United States.
Our interview is with Alex Stamos, who lays out a complex
Did you ever wonder where all that tech money came from all of a sudden? Turns out, a lot of it comes from online programmatic ads, an industry that gets little attention even from the companies, such as Google, that it made wealthy.
Our interview in this episode is with Michael Daniel, formerly the top cybersecurity adviser in the Obama administration’s National Security Council and currently the CEO of the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA). Michael lays out CTA’s mission. Along the way he also offers advice to the Biden cyber team—drawing in part on the wisdom of Henry Kissinger.
This is my favorite story of the episode. David Kris covers a report from the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board on the enormous value that European governments get in fighting terrorism from the same American surveillance programs that European institutions have been fighting for twenty years to shut down. It’s a delightful takedown of European virtue-signaling, and I hope the Biden Administration gives the PCLOB a new name and mission in honor of the report.
Another week, another Trump administration initiative to hasten the decoupling from China. As with MIRV warheads, the theory seems to be that the next administration can’t shoot them all down. Brian Egan lays out this week’s initiative, which lifts from obscurity a DoD list of Chinese military companies and excludes them from U.S. capital markets.