Do you inherently trust technology? Today, most of us rely on technology to communicate, drive, shop, bank, and work. From a bigger perspective, we have all learned to trust technology to provide our power, food, fuel, national defense, and the global economy. In this podcast, we try to unpack a different technology each episode – with insights from experts -- to gain a better perspective on the tech we trust, how it works, and why it matters.
Does It Make “Cents” To Trust Our Money?
Listen in, if you use coins, collect coins, or need a little change in your routine.
Every year, the U.S. Mint produces and distributes billions of coins across the United States. But, making and circulating money is just one part of a complex cycle that we all trust, when it comes to our economy. The U.S. Mint relies on, and puts trust in, myriad other technologies to support the ecosystem of coins: from secure supply chains to monetary policy, data exchanges, banks, aggregators, and retailers. In this episode, we mix in a little James Bond lore, Fort Knox history, as well as numismatics, and the business of making money.
Opening Global Technology Borders (Or Not?)
Will making a TikTok video with my Huawei phone from a government office land me in policy jail?
Open source code is developed all over the world. Systems & components are built by multiple people in different locations and collectively become the tech we all use every single minute. So how can we secure, inspect, manage, or shut things down (when needed) when trusting technology has gone global? In this episode, we get expert legal counsel and policy guidance on how to tackle challenges we face from China and beyond. If you’re confused by things like CFIUS, 889, NDAA, FIRRMA, or Bruce Willis – we’ve got you covered in this episode.
The Over-classification Tipping Point
If I mark my blank PowerPoint slide as secret, does that make it more important?
The United States government classification system is built on levels of trust. However, there is overwhelming agreement by leaders across government that we have a problem with over-classifying systems and information. In this episode, we seek guidance from business leaders and policy experts about how we can get industry and government back on track to work together. We’d tell you more, but… it’s classified.
Securing the Supply Chain
Should I know where my toilet paper and military aircraft parts are coming from?
In this episode, we discuss the challenges and considerations with trusting the myriad supply chains that citizens inherently trust every day. We talk with leaders from NS2 Labs about holding a virtual hackathon to innovate a supply chain shield, and key executives from Gray Analytics – a cybersecurity company that is working on securing supply chains for national defense and beyond.
Welcome to "In Tech We Trust"
Do you inherently trust technology? Today, most of us rely on technology to communicate, drive, shop, bank, and work. From a bigger perspective, we have all learned to trust technology to provide our power, food, fuel, a national defense, and the global economy. Greg Reeder and Brian Paget from NS2 Labs try to unpack a different technology each episode – with insights from experts -- to gain a better perspective on the tech we trust, how it works, and why it matters.