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Harley Geiger on Cybersecurity Policy

Harley Geiger, director of public policy at Rapid7, talks about how policy goes hand in hand with technology when it comes to cybersecurity, the government’s focus on IoT and critical infrastructure, and more.


Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part podcast with security researcher Chris Soghoian. It’s a truism that the pace of technological change outstrips society’s ability to grasp the impact of that change. For the most part, the consequences of this are benign and the remedies straight-forward –think: “mobile phones ringing in the movie theater.”

A New Report from a Washington D.C. think tank with ties to the Obama
Administration says the U.S. needs to overhaul its cyber security
planning and issue a kind of Monroe Doctrine for cyber space to
discourage attacks against U.S. interests.

Microsoft on Tuesday provided key details of  a “Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure”
(CVD) program it announced in July and that’s aimed at bolstering
collaboration between Microsoft, its customers and the security
community. 

After
a hack of systems belonging to online publishing giant Gawker Media that yielded more than one million passwords,
the online media company’s chief technology officer has announced new defense strategies
aimed at placating their users and preventing further
humiliating data breaches.

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