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Chinese take down video showing cyberwar capability

In a recent article, the Washington Post detailed how a Chinese documentary which showed off the PLA's ability to conduct a cyberattack against US websites was yanked from the website of state-run TV.  The clip came from a state-run documentary on cyberwar and appeared to show a user conducting an attack on an Alabama-based website. […]

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Aug 28th, 2011 warfare

Has the United States suffered its cyberwar Pearl Harbor?

In a recent blog post, ZDNet explains how cyber-security firm McAfee uncovered a cyber-espionage campaign that’s been going on for five years against more than 70 public and private organizations in 14 countries.  The campaign, called “Operation Shady RAT”, was described by Dmitri Alperovitch, McAfee’s VP of threat research in a recent blog post: Revealed: […]

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‘Counterstrike’ details U.S. intelligence agencies’ cyberwar efforts in Iraq

On August 19th, 2011, the San Jose Mercury News reviewed a new book which detailed how the U.S. military has both hacked and temporarily disabled Iraqi insurgent and terrorist-based websites.  The book, titled  "Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al-Qaeda," explores the US government's seldomly discussed offensive cyber capabilities.  The book's disclosures […]

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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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