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Chinese Internet Diversion Was Worrisome, Report Says

In an article dated November 17, 2010, Ellen Nakashima of The Washington Post, reports that a recently released Congressional commission report indicates that in April of this year, "a state-owned Chinese telecommunications firm rerouted massive amounts of Internet traffic, including from U.S. military and government networks, through Chinese servers before sending it on its way." […]

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Computer Worm May Have Targeted Iran’s Nuclear Program

Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post, reports in an article dated November 15, 2010, that new research indicates that the computer worm Stuxnet may have been specifically engineered to target and attack Iran's nuclear program, "potentially crippling centrifuges used to enrich uranium gas." According to the Post, "a Stuxnet researcher at Symantec wrote that the […]

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U.S. Sees “Huge” Cyber Threat in the Future

Reuters reports, in an article by Phil Stewart dated November 16, 2010, that, according to none other than U.S Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, "The United States faces a major threat in the future from cyber technologies that will require civil-military coordination to shield networks from attack."   Speaking at the Wall Street Journal's 2010 […]

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Mueller continues to promote updating CALEA – NY Times

The New York Times is reporting that FBI Director Bob Mueller is in Silicon Valley continuing his advocacy to update the law that requires technical access to communications networks when law enforcement has authorization for surveillance. Mr. Mueller wants to expand a 1994 law, the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, to impose regulations on […]

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It’s Not a Privacy ‘Breach’ When Information About You Is Out There Already

Rob Pegoraro of The Washington Post, reports in an article dated November 14, 2010, that recent developments regarding Facebook's "misuse of some user's data by applications it installed on their pages," and Google's "collecting data from people's wireless networks," are in the "doghouse" for the wrong reasons. According to the Post, "[b]oth of these episodes […]

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Watchdog Planned for Online Privacy

Julia Angwin of the Wall Street Journal reports in an article dated November 11, 2010, that the Obama Administration is "preparing a stepped-up approach to policing Internet privacy that calls for new laws and the creation of a new position to oversee the effort." According to the Journal, the new strategy is expected to be […]

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“The Great Cyberheist” — NY Times Magazine

Today's (11/14/10) Sunday New York Times Magazine features a lengthy story about Albert Gonzalez and Shadoncrew.com.  In March, Gonzalez was sentenced to two concurrent (run at the same time) 20 year terms for fraud. According to the NY Times, the judge at the time said that his is the longest sentence ever handed down to an American […]

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Air Force Takes Steps to Defend Cyber Domain

The American Forces Press Service reports, in an article dated November 9, 2010 by Ian Graham, that the Air Force is turning to its core capabilities  - speed, access and distance – to provide the Department of Defense with "a[n organic] capability . . . so that we could carry out anything our government might […]

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Defense Minister Says UK Must Win Cyber Security Fight

In an article dated November 9, 2010, BBC News reports that UK Defense Minister Nick Harvey "has emphasized the cyber threat facing the UK, saying it is 'a matter of time' before terrorists use it as a method of attack."  During a speech in London, Harvey warned that, "in the wrong hands, a laptop could […]

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Trusted identities management strategy nears completion — Government Computer News

Government Computer News reports in two recent articles that the final NS-TIC will be released "this winter."  The first article, entitled "Trusted identities management strategy nears completion" and dated November 4, includes: The administration’s national strategy for identity management is undergoing a final vetting by the agencies that will be implementing it and is expected to […]

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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.

Christopher w. FolkChristopher W. Folk

is a second year student at SU College of Law. Christopher is a non-traditional student, returning 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 and in addition to being a full-time student, 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

Ryan D. White

Ryan D. WhiteRyan is currently a second 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

Anna Maria Castillo

is a third year law student at Syracuse College of Law. She is also pursuing a Master of Arts in International Relations at 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 currently serves as an executive editor in the Syracuse Law Review. Full biography

Jennifer A. CamilloJennifer A. Camillo

is a third year student at Syracuse College of Law. 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 is a member of the Syracuse National Trial Team and was recently 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 has served as a law clerk in the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and as an extern in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. Full biography

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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