Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast - Interview with Dmitri Alperovich

June 30, 2014

In our twenty-sixth episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, and Jason Weinstein discuss:

  • This week in NSA: The Lofgren amendment, which prohibits NSA and CIA from asking a company to “alter its product or service to permit electronic surveillance;” NSA’s bulk collection program is extended again
  • The Supreme Court’s 9-0 decision in Riley, refusing to allow police to routinely search the cell phones carried by people they arrest
  • Facebook challenges 300+ search warrants on behalf of the targets
  • Wyndham files an appeal on the FTC’s jurisdiction over Internet privacy and security
  • Steptoe launches the Data Breach Toolkit

In our second half we have an interview with Dmitri Alperovich, CEO of Crowdstrike, a well-known incident response cybersecurity startup whose recent report introduced the world to another unit of the PLA hacking force – one that is quite distinct from unit 61398, which was exposed by Mandiant last year, six of whose members were indicted recently by the Justice Department.

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