The 190th episode is an interview with United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), who has a long history of engagement with technology and security issues. We cover the cybersecurity waterfront, from the FBI’s problems accessing the Texas church shooter’s phone, and what Silicon Valley should do about that, to Vladimir Putin’s electoral adventurism and how to combat it. Along the way, we touch (skeptically) on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and (more enthusiastically) on allowing private citizens to leave their networks to track the hackers who’ve attacked them. Plus: botnet cures, praise for Microsoft, a cybersecurity inspector general (or, maybe, bug bounties), DHS’s role in civilian cybersecurity, and how much bigger Rhode Island really is at low tide!
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