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Federal News Radio 1500 AM: Schmidt says cyber coordination on upswing

In an August 9, 2010, report, Federal News Radio quotes White House Cybersecurity Howard Schmidt discussing the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace: Along with requiring the use of employee and contractor secure ID cards to log on to networks, Schmidt's office also is reviewing comments on the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in […]

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Google CEO Schmidt: No Anonymity Is The Future Of Web | NetworkWorld.com

NetworkWorld columnist Ms. Smith discusses the future of both anonymity and privacy on the World Wide Web in a column that mentions the NSTIC: Anonymity equaling a future heinous act seems to be the direction some online security experts are headed. The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace proposes to do away with anonymous […]

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Pentagon considers preemptive strikes as part of cyber-defense strategy

In an article dated Saturday, August 28, 2010, Washington Post staff writer Ellen Nakashima sheds light on what types of tools the U.S. may be considering as it attempts to take its newly unveiled cybersecurity strategy to the operational level over the next two months.        *** "The Pentagon is contemplating an aggressive approach to defending its […]

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Real ID Online? New Federal Online Identity Plan Raises Privacy and Free Speech Concerns | Electronic Frontier Foundation

A commentary on the website of the Electronic Frontier Foundation challenges the underlying assumptions of the draft National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NS-TIC). Probably the biggest conceptual problem is that the draft NSTIC seems to place unquestioning faith in authentication — a system of proving one's identity — as an approach to solving […]

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Real ID Online? New Federal Online Identity Plan Raises Privacy and Free Speech Concerns | Electronic Frontier Foundation

A commentary on the website of the Electronic Frontier Foundation challenges the underlying assumptions of the draft National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NS-TIC). Probably the biggest conceptual problem is that the draft NSTIC seems to place unquestioning faith in authentication — a system of proving one's identity — as an approach to solving […]

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Aug 29th, 2010 NS-TIC

Pentagon’s cybersecurity plans have a Cold War chill

David Ignatius of the Washington Post recently authored an article in which he indicates that the Pentagon's new cybersecurity plan is undergoing its final review.     *** "Even though it deals with a distinctly 21st-century problem, the strategy has echoes of the Cold War: America's closest allies would be drawn into an early-warning network […]

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Aug 26th, 2010 Uncategorized

Defense official discloses cyberattack

The Washington Post reports: Defense official discloses cyberattack. Now it is official: The most significant breach of U.S. military computers was caused by a flash drive inserted into a U.S. military laptop on a post in the Middle East in 2008. * * * "It was a network administrator's worst fear: a rogue program operating […]

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White House releases draft National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

On June 25, 2010, the White House released a draft National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace: Creating Options for Enhanced Online Security and Privacy (NS-TIC).  This is a potentially very big deal, because use of digital identities could have an enormous impact upon attribution — the effort to identify the party responsible for an […]

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Aug 24th, 2010 Uncategorized

Workshop on National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

Syracuse University will conduct an invitation-only workshop on the draft National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NS-TIC) proposed by the White House. Details of the September 3, 2010, event to be jointly hosted by the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism and the Center For Information & Systems Assurance & Trust can be found here.  Our […]

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Workshop on National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

Syracuse University will conduct an invitation-only workshop on the draft National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NS-TIC) proposed by the White House. Details of the September 3, 2010, event to be jointly hosted by the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism and the Center For Information & Systems Assurance & Trust can be found here.  Our […]

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Professor William Snyder

Professor William C. Snyderis a member of the faculty of the Institute for National Security and Counter-terrorism at Syracuse University after fifteen years with the United States Department of Justice.

Ryan D. White

Ryan D. WhiteRyan is currently a third year law student at Syracuse University College of Law, and is also pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Ryan spent time with Homeland Security Investigations while pursuing his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University, and spent his first summer of law school as clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of New York. He is a member of Syracuse Law Review, the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and participates in the Veteran’s Legal Clinic.Full biography

Christopher w. FolkChristopher W. Folk

is a 2017 graduate of SU College of Law. A non-traditional student, Christopher returned to academia after spending nearly twenty years in the high tech industry. Christopher served in the Marine Corps, graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. In Applied Economics and Business Management, attended Northeastern University’s High-Tech MBA Program and received a M.S. In Computer Information Systems. Christopher previously worked in Software Engineering. Christopher is currently serving his second term as Town Justice for the Town of Waterloo. Christopher externed with a Cybersecurity firm in the Washington, D.C. area between his first and second year at SU College of Law. Full biography

Anna Maria Castillo

is 2016 graduate of Syracuse College of Law. She also holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She has interned at a London-based think-tank that specializes in transnational terrorism and global security and at the legal department of a defense contractor. She served as an executive editor in the Syracuse Law Review. Full biography

Jennifer A. CamilloJennifer A. Camillo

is a 2015 graduate of Syracuse College of Law and is a prosecutor. She has served as a law clerk in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York and the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office and as an extern in the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office. She was a member of the Syracuse National Trial Team and was awarded the Tiffany Cup by the New York Bar Association for her trial advocacy achievements.

Tara J. PistoreseTara J. Pistorese

holds Juris Doctor and Masters of Public Administration degrees from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and its College of Law. She wrote for this blog when a student. She is now a member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Benjamin Zaiser

is both a scholar and a Federal Agent of the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany. (Opinions expressed here are his own and not any part of official duty.) Full biography

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