In our latest episode, Alex Botting and Jen Ellis from the Center for Cybersecurity Policy & Law sat down with Josh Corman, co-founder of I Am The Cavalry, to learn more about the movement. In the decade since its inception, the Cavalry has had a significant impact on the development of cybersecurity policy. These include passage of the Protecting and Transforming Cyber Healthcare Act (PATCH), which provided the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the authority to establish medical device security requirements for manufacturers, as well as the passing of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act, the first U.S. federal law regulating the security of IoT devices. 

The discussion with Josh delves into specific examples of the value of collaboration between policy makers and security experts, the role of the greater community in increasing cyber safety, and how listeners can get involved. In addition to the above, this week’s episode features recent cyber policy developments from Japan, the U.K., and Bangladesh, as well as some tricky cryptography trivia. 

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