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The Password is Dead. Time for Better Online Security.

Forbes reported on the recent release of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace in an article by Kashmir Hill dated April 15, 2011.  The article provides a great understanding of what the NSTIC aims to accomplish and why it was necessary in the first place. Essentially, the days of the username and password […]

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Administration Releases National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

The White HouseOffice of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 15, 2011 Administration Releases Strategy to Protect Online Consumers and Support Innovation and Fact Sheet on National Strategy for Trusted Indentities [sic] in Cyberspace [full strategy, here] WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Obama Administration released the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), […]

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Apr 15th, 2011 Uncategorized

House Rejects FCC’s ‘Open’ Internet Rules

Reuters reports, in an article by Kevin Drawbaugh, dated April 8, 2011, that the U.S. House of Representatives voted to "reject Internet 'neutrality' rules that were adopted last year to keep big Internet service providers from blocking certain traffic."   The vote, which largely followed party lines, had 240 votes for removal of the rules, […]

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U.S. Warns of Gov’ts Trying to Control the Internet

On April 8, 2011, Yahoo! News reported, in an article by Bradley Klapper of the Associated Press, that the Obama Administration, specifically the State Department, warned "that governments around the world are extending their repression to the Internet, seeking to cut off their citizen's access to websites and other means of communication to stave off […]

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When Do People Care Who You Are Online?

In an article dated April 1, 2011, Jessica Herrera-Flanigan, of nextgov, reports on the pitfalls of a "federated authentication" system, which were recently highlighted by Ross Anderson,  a professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge University. Professor Anderson recenlty published a paper entitled "Can we Fix the Security Economic of Federated Authentication?" in which he brings 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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