In our latest episode, Alex Botting and Jen Ellis from the Center for Cybersecurity Policy & Law are joined by former U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin. Jim spent more than 22 years representing Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. During this time, he was an enormously influential force in the development of U.S. congressional cyber policy.

The discussion highlights but a few of his many contributions to the field, including as the co-founder of the bipartisan Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, where he led the way in raising awareness of cybersecurity issues in Congress and fostering dialogue and debate on the critical questions surrounding this topic. Jim introduced multiple pieces of legislation around cyber through his tenure, including the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act and the Executive Cyberspace Coordination Act. He also served on the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. 

In addition to the above, this week’s episode includes news about recent hacks at Clorox and the International Criminal Court of Justice. Our Mystery Trivia Master this week is the wonderful Alyssa Feola, a bonafide DC cybersecurity badass.

Check out the newest Distilling Cyber Policy episode on Spotify, Apple or Google. As always, if you would like to submit cyber policy trivia for upcoming episodes, please email

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