Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast

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The Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast is a weekly interview series and discussion on the latest events in technology, security, privacy, and government. The podcast is hosted by Steptoe & Johnson lawyers Stewart BakerMichael VatisJason Weinstein, and Alan Cohn, all of whom have deep government experience. They are joined by a wide variety of guests including academics, politicians, authors, and reporters.  You can subscribe to the podcast here. It is also available on iTunes.

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Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: What Cybersecurity Experts Tell their Moms about Computer Security

In this week’s episode, we ask two acknowledged NSA cybersecurity experts, Curtis Dukes and Tony Sager, both from the Center for Internet Security, what they tell their family members about how to keep their computers, phones, and doorbells safe from hackers. And Carrie Cordero joins the team for the news roundup.


Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: Worthwhile Canadian Initiatives

In our interview this week, we explore multiple worthwhile Canadian initiatives with Dominic Rochon, deputy chief of policy and communications for CSE, Canada’s version of the NSA and with Patricia Kosseim, general counsel and director general for policy at the Office of Canada’s Privacy Commissioner. Plus, a discussion of Judge Robart's recent busy schedule, Tallinn 2.0, Hal Martin, and that pesky cybersecurity EO.


Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: Interview with Corin Stone

Our guest for episode 148 of the podcast is Corin Stone, the Executive Director of the National Security Agency.  Corin handles some tough questions—should the new team dump PPD-28, how is morale at the agency after the Snowden and Shadowbroker leaks, and will fully separating Cyber Command from NSA mean new turf fights?


Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: Posse Comitatus: Latin for “Get Off My Turf”?

This week on the podcast, the gang questions whether it would violate the Posse Comitatus Act to give DOD a bigger role in cybersecurity, if the FDA should allow implants of defibrillators with known security flaw, the European Commission's concerns over U.S. security programs, how to think about the new procedures for availability of raw signals intelligence acquired under Executive Order 12333, and more.

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