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Episode 70 - A Ted Lieu Talk
on Cybersecurity and Hackers (Part Two)

Scams and Spam: Is the U.S. in danger of cyber attacks and how can we protect ourselves?
Part two of series on cybersecurity with Representative Ted Lieu.

Bill Curtis, Jane Albrecht, and Ted Lieu continue their discussion with Congressman Ted Lieu about cybersecurity and the potential threats to America’s infrastructure. According to Lieu, the Trump Administration did not take cybersecurity as seriously as it should have, even eliminating government cybersecurity positions. The new administration seems to be taking the issue of cybersecurity with more gravity. He wants more people to realize that the severity of an attack could go well beyond individual businesses and affect the quality of the lives of many Americans. Then, he speaks about cryptocurrency and the potential dangers of not being able to monitor it and control it. He also speaks about the spam and scams people receive and how to protect yourself.

This term, Ted was elected Co-Chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. Ted was also appointed as an Assistant Democratic Whip. He serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Judiciary Committee. Ted has taken a leadership role in Congress on a number of vital policy issues.

 

Episode Timestamps:

3:51 Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin Abuse

7:51 Is this problem of cyber-attacks accelerating?

9:02 Nuclear Power Plants

9:37 Break 1

10:10 Personal Cyber security Advice from Ted Lieu

16:43 Break 2

17:06 Spam and Scams

21:06 Email and Wire Instructions

23:17 Closing Thoughts 

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