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The former CrowdStrike CTO talks about the role of cyber in Ukraine and what new export rules mean for China's chip industry? Cyber insurance has plenty of pitfalls. And the Metaverse might just create a privacy nightmare. This is CyberScoop for Oct. 14.

Dmitri Alperovitch on Taiwan, China and Putin

Dmitri Alperovitch, former CTO of CrowdStrike, co-founded the Silverado Policy Accelerator last year as a new kind of think tank to bring a venture capital mindset to preserving American hegemony. As such, he’s thinking a lot lately about the growing threat from China. Suzanne Smalley sat down with him at the recent Cipher Brief Threat conference where he led a war game exercise focused on a hypothetical Chinese invasion of Taiwan. Read the interview.

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Insurance for catastrophic cyber loss

A request for information from the Treasury Department asks for input on whether the federal government should offer cyber insurance for catastrophic cyber events. Jim Richberg, public sector field chief information security officer and vice president of information security at Fortinet and former National Intelligence Member for Cyber at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, explains the potential pitfalls of cyber insurance. Listen to the podcast.

Privacy in the Metaverse

Meta's sleek new virtual reality headset, the Meta Quest Pro, is getting a lot of attention this week. It's also raising many new privacy concerns. Gizmodo writes that in addition to the upgraded VR gadget, "Meta made some fun new additions to its privacy policy, including one titled 'Eye Tracking Privacy Notice.' The company says it will use eye-tracking data to 'help Meta personalise your experiences and improve Meta Quest.'" OK, that's going to get the attention of tech skeptics and privacy advocates. Read more from Gizmodo.

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