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Cyber talk: Dive on in

Why don't Silicon Valley and D.C. get along?



By Peter Singer
Best Defense guest cyberian

Why don’t Silicon Valley and D.C. get along? Is there a cyber-military industrial complex? How do you staff the military’s cyber corps? And what is a three star general’s favorite depiction of hackers in fiction?

These are some of the questions explored in the first episode of “The Cybersecurity Podcast,” a new venture between New America and “Passcode,” the Christian Science Monitor ‘s cybersecurity section. The hosts are Peter Singer, author of Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know and Sara Sorcher, editor of “Passcode.” The style of the podcast is conversational, a discussion of new and key trends with cyber thinkers and leaders, who’ll range from business to media to technologists. The guests on the first episode are Shane Harris, author of the book @War , and Lt General Edward Cardon, commander of U.S. Army’s Cyber Command.

You can check it out here, read the direct RSS feed here, or download it on iTunes here.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at Twitter: @tomricks1

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