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Cyber Roundup (6/21): Iran stops new massive cyberattack, U.S./Israel behind Flame, U.S. and China in cyberspace, CNBC to run Chinese cyberespionage program, and what is America’s cyber policy?

Whew, quite a hectic few weeks with regard to cyber news . . . *** Reuters reports that Iran says it has detected and stopped a major cyberattack against its nuclear program.  The article noted that it was unclear whether the Iranians were referring to Flame or some new attack. *** In what should probably […]

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Hacked companies fight back: Reuters

Joseph Menn wrote a very interesting article for Reuters on retaliation against hackers.  Noting that US companies are "frustrated by their inability to stop sophisticated hacking attacks or use the law to punish their assailants," the article explained how companies are using hackback technology to level the playing field.  As you can probably guess, hackback […]

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Cyber Roundup (6/15): Cybersecurity lapses a nuclear power plant, Huawei boasts of breaking into US telecomms, and DHS demos cyberattack,

A quick survey of today's cyber news . . . *** Infosecurity posted a story on how the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission warned SoCal Edison about its sloppy cybersecurity at its nuclear power plant.  Apparently the utility fixed the problems, but I bet that just about every other US nuclear plant has similar vulnerabilities.  Maybe […]

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Cyber Roundup (6/13): US Companies not talking, a last stab at cybersecurity legislation, and LulzSec reborn

A quick survey of today's cyber news . . . *** Andrea Shalal-Esa reported for Reuters on how US firms have largely refused to disclose network breaches even in the face of a SEC guidance directing disclosure.  For those that don't remember, the SEC came out with a pretty interesting (but non-binding) guidance last October […]

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Cyber Roundup (6/11): Fallout from the Stuxnet leak, Google is warning users, and Flame’s connection to Stuxnet

A quick survey of some recent cyber news . . . *** On 6/5, Jason Ryan reported for ABCNews on Google’s new effort to warn its users of state sponsored cyberattacks.  The article cited a blog post written by Google’s VP of Security Engineering which explained that Google will warn its users by displaying the […]

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Understanding cyberspace is key to defending against digital attacks: WashPo

On 6/2, Robert O'Harrow Jr. wrote a very interesting article for the Washington Post on zero-day exploits.  A zero-day exploit is a previously undiscovered vulnerability in a computer system which allows a hacker to exploit that system.  In the article, O'Harrow Jr. covered the efforts by one whitehat hacker to find a zero-day exploit in […]

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Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran: NYT

Extremely interesting article. On 6/1, David Sanger reported for the New York Times on Stuxnet.  Many people have theorized that the United States and Israel were behind Stuxnet; this article seems to confirm it.  Specifically, the article detailed how President Obama continued a Bush era program called Olympic Games.  The Olympic Games program brought us […]

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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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