David Thaw on Cybersecurity

Cyber attacks on major retailers, banks, even movie production companies, are becoming more commonplace, leading to increased awareness of cybersecurity and anxiety over the ever-looming threats against it. President Barack Obama announced Tuesday revised legislation related to cybersecurity that would give companies legal protections for sharing information with each other and the government about hacking threats. Obama believes such legislation is necessary to help prevent attacks like the one that occurred last month at Sony Pictures.

Pitt Law Assistant Professor of Law and Information Sciences David Thaw, an expert on cybersecurity, cybercrime, and cyberwarfare, appeared January 14 on Bloomberg Radio’s Bloomberg Law program to discuss cybersecurity and the law. Listen to the archived show here.

Thaw also appeared on an episode of “Where We Live” on the subject, which aired January 13 on WNPR in Hartford, Conn. The expert panel, which also included Professor Bryan Ford, who leads the Decentralized/Distributed Systems research group at Yale University, and Arthur House, chair of the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, discussed, among other things, the cost of these attacks and what can be done to prevent them.

Learn more and listen to the complete broadcast.

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