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Chemicals And Defense Firms Targeted By Hacking Attack: BBC

On October 31st, 2011, BBC reported on how cybersecurity firm Symantec has found that at least 29 firms involved in the chemicals industry and 19 firms involved in the defense industry have been hit by cyberattacks.  Some of these firms came from the Fortune 100.  In what has been a pretty common theme lately, Symantec […]

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Virus Infects Computers in Japan’s Parliament: NYT

On October 26th, 2011, Martin Fackler reported for the New York Times on how Japan's Parliament was infected with a virus.  The virus infected the personal computers of three members of the Japanese lower house, allowing for the monitoring of e-mail accounts.  Although Japanese officials have struggled to identify the source of the virus, investigators […]

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Cybersecurity, Cybertheft, and Cyberzombies

On August 23rd, 2011, Peter Feaver wrote for Foreign Policy on how the theft of massive quantities of information through cyberattacks is a national security concern.  A common theme in recent cybernews is China's systematic efforts to steal military secrets, intellectual property, and other information of special value to the regime.  This loss of information […]

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Waiting For The Cyberbarbarians: Foreign Policy

On October 21st, 2011, Robert Haddick wrote for Foreign Policy on how the issue of cyberwarfare has caused confusion amongst US policymakers.  Noting how former JCS Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen mentioned cyberattacks in the same vein as nuclear weapons, Haddick argued that US policymakers' lack of progress on formulating cyberattack doctrine is dangerous.  The article […]

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Oct 30th, 2011 Criticism, cyber attack, warfare

China Is In The Cyber Crosshairs: Government Computer News

On October 28th, 2011, William Jackson wrote for Government Computer News on how it is increasingly apparent that China is behind a lot of hacking and espionage that is going on in the United States, and whether an international response is called for.  Although there are always attribution problems, the article notes that China hosts […]

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NSTIC Planning Proceeding Despite Uncertain Funding: FierceGovernment

On October 24th, 2011, David Perara wrote for FierceGovernment on how NSTIC should still move forward with pilot programs in the current fiscal year despite uncertain funding.  This was according to Jeremy Grant, the senior executive advisor of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  The House of Representative's 2012 NIST appropriations bill would […]

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Napolitano Presses U.S. Lawmakers To Act On Cybersecurity Bill: Bloomberg

On October 27th, 2011, Eric Engleman reported for Bloomberg Businessweek on how Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the DHS, urged Congres to pass cybersecurity legislation that would boost protection for critical infrastructure, transportation systems, and financial networks.  Specifically, Sec. Napolitano supports an Obama administration proposal designed to protect critical infrastructure, require companies to report data breaches […]

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Chinese Military Suspected In Hacker Attacks On U.S. Satellites: Bloomberg

On October 27th, 2011, Tony Capaccio and Jeff Bliss reported for Bloomberg  Businessweek on how hackers, possibly from the Chinese military, interfered with two US government satellites four times in 2007 and 2008.  This information comes from excerpts of the upcoming US-China Economic and Security Review Commission which is to be released next month.  The […]

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NSA Helps Banks Battle Hackers: Reuters

On October 26th, 2011, Andrea Shalal-Esa and Jim Finkle reported for Reuters on how the NSA has begun providing Wall Street banks with intelligence on foreign hackers.  The article notes that this assistance from the NSA is reflective of a broader effort by American banks and financial firms to get help from the US military […]

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Cyber War and the Expanding Definition of War: Forbes

On October 26th, 2011, Sean Lawson wrote for Forbes on the debate as to whether cyberattacks constitute "stand-alone" acts of war.  Lawson first mentioned an article written by Dr. Thomas Rid (of the War Studies department of King's College in London) and titled "Cyber War Will Not Take Place."  The Rid article, which was published […]

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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

Shelby E. Mann

Ryan D. WhiteShelby is a second year law student at the Syracuse University College of Law. During her final year at the University of Missouri, she served as a full-time news producer for ABC 17 News. Shelby spent her first summer of law school at the Shelby County District Attorney General's Office in Memphis, Tenn., in the Public Corruption and Economic Crimes Unit. She is a member of Syracuse Law Review, the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and the senior editor for the Syrian Accountability Project. 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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