True or not, Bloomberg’s recent stories about Chinese supply-chain attacks should sound the alarm for the government to shore up its procurement policies.
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SinoTech: Pence Calls Out China’s Intellectual Property Practices and Bloomberg Report on Spy Chips Draws Backlash
Lawfare’s bi-weekly roundup of U.S.-China technology policy news.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia recognized that the well-known risk of election hacking is of constitutional significance—and that courts can do something about it.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released its report for the Senate Committee on Armed Services examining the Defense Department's weapon systems cybersecurity. GAO investigators "routinely found mission-critical cyber vulnerabilities" in Defense Department systems, despite high levels of confidence from Pentagon program officials who claimed the systems were secure.
Lawyers and privacy advocates alike should pay careful attention to the “priority actions” in the National Cyber Strategy related to surveillance and criminal law reform.
Bloomberg reports that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army has quietly been corrupting a key computer chip. The technical implications are frightening.
Banking on Cooperation: The U.S. Government and the Finance Industry Need to Work Together to Defend the Financial Sector from Cyber Threats
Cooperation between banks and the U.S. government can help shore up a critical sector of the U.S. economy.
Call for Applications: Cybersecurity Tech Bootcamp for Law & Policy Professionals v1.1 (Austin, October 23-24)
Last May, the cybersecurity program at UT-Austin’s Strauss Center hosted a well-received 1.5 day technical bootcamp for law and policy professionals who are interested in cybersecurity but who seek greater fluency with related technical concepts. The idea was to provide a deep dive into a select set of relevant topics, assuming no prior technical knowledge on the part of any attendees (many attendees knew a great deal about the legal and policy aspects of this topic, but not the technical side).
Cyber diplomacy and cyber defense should become the bread and butter of our foreign and security policy debates.
The House and Senate intelligence committees have put forth a draft of their priorities for the intelligence community in 2019.