Transformative Cyber innovation lab, FDD
Camille Stewart is leading a project with the Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab (TCIL) exploring sensitive technology leakage through the courts. Today, there is significant intellectual property and technology leakage through bankruptcy courts as adversarial nations and their state-backed companies take advantage of this gap in the U.S. foreign investment regime.
While an important part of US innovation and culture, bankruptcy proceedings have nonetheless become a unique avenue through which foreign adversaries are able to acquire sensitive US national security technologies and intellectual property. Through a detailed analysis of the current gaps in federal regulations governing foreign investment and bankruptcy proceedings in the US, Stewart provides the reader an in-depth look into exactly how foreign companies have been able to circumvent these US foreign investment regulations.
In raising awareness to an issue that could ultimately leave the United States vulnerable to destructive cyberattacks, Stewart argues that training and equipping bankruptcy judges to identify potential national security concerns in bankruptcy cases will help mitigate the exfiltration of national security-related information and technology.
Next steps will be released soon. Check here, camillestewart.com, and http://www.defenddemocracy.org/project/transformative-cyber-innovation-lab/for updates.
The report: Full Court Press: Preventing Foreign Adversaries from Exfiltrating National Security Technologies Through Bankruptcy Proceedings, is out in the Georgetown Journal of National Security Law & Policy.
Court Alert - – New CFIUS Regulations Implement Mandatory Filings Prior to Foreign Ownership – NAICS Codes Implications
Listen to my interview with Stewart Baker on the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Bankrupting National Security.
Listen to the CSIS Smart Women, Smart Power podcast episode where I discuss the project with Beverly Kirk!
News Coverage: China exploiting holes in US bankruptcy system to acquire national security technology, Washington Examiner
cybersecurity and emerging technology Working Group, WCAPS
Camille has partnered with Women of Color Advancing Peace & Security to launch a working group on emerging technology & cybersecurity. This working group focuses on the impacts of emerging technology and cybersecurity on communities of color with an emphasis on women of color. Technology has the power to bridge divides and empower underserved and underrepresented communities. However, the unique needs of communities of color are often an afterthought as new capabilities promulgate as well as these communities are largely unaware of the cybersecurity & privacy concerns and trade-offs inherent in using technology. This lack of widespread engagement and understanding perpetuates a system that exacerbates the chasm between privileged and underprivileged communities and places unnecessary boundaries on innovation rather than promoting positive change. This working group identifies, amplifies, & augments work being done to explore the effects of emerging technology and cybersecurity concerns on communities of color; promote the engagement of communities of color in the national and international discourse on relevant issues; and explore equipping communities of color to enter the workforce of the future. Learn More.
March 11 event on Russia targeting the Black community during the 2016 election and how we can prepare & protect communities of color in 2020. Check out the video.