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CYBERCOM Moving Toward Command Elevation: DefenseNews

While I’m here and talking military, I figured I’d post this article from DefenseNews’ Zachary Fryer-Biggs on how U.S. Cyber Command is headed to unified combatant command status.  It looks like the time frame is unclear, but the upgrade will happen.

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Aug 31st, 2012 Cyber Command

Claiming the Lost Cyber Heritage: Jason Healey

I was trolling around Twitter and came across a link from Jason Healey (@Jason_Healey), the director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council.  The tweet linked an article that Healey had written for the Fall 2012 Strategic Studies Quarterly; the article was titled “Claiming the Lost Cyber Heritage.”  It was fantastic. Anyone who […]

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Aug 31st, 2012 education

Obama Weighs Broad Program to Defend Networks From Cyber Attacks: Bloomberg Businessweek

On August 30th, 2012, Chris Strohm reported for Bloomberg Businessweek about the possibility of an executive order or Presidential directive addressing cybersecurity.  When cybersecurity legislation floundered earlier this summer, a few people floated the idea of President Obama issuing an executive order to achieve the same effect.  The Bloomberg article expands on that idea and […]

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Cyber spying expands in Iran: Reuters

On August 29th, 2012, Jim Finkle reported for Reuters on the cyber espionage campaign targeting the Middle East.  Notably, the article described the Mahdi Trojan, a less sophisticated piece of malware that “lets remote attackers steal files from infected PCs and monitor emails as well as instant messages.”  Mahdi has mostly gone after firms and […]

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Aug 29th, 2012 cyber attack

U.S. Talks Openly About Hacking Foes: Wired

Noah Shachtman wrote an interesting article for Wired on the U.S. military’s new openness regarding offensive cyber operations.  Noting the Pentagon’s previous reticence on offensive cyber operations, Shachtman explained how “America’s armed forces [now] can’t stop talking about it.”  Shactman specifically pointed to Gen. Mill’s recent comments on U.S. military offensive cyber operations, DARPA’s Plan […]

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Hacking the mind: CNet

A bit outside of our normal fare, but something that caught my eye. Tim Hornyak wrote an interesting article for CNet on how scientists have demonstrated that cheap EEG gear can “hack the mind.”  The article explored a particular EEG headset which allowed users to “interact with computers using their thoughts alone.”  Using these headsets, […]

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Aug 27th, 2012 future, technology

US General Claims To Have Hacked The Enemy: HuffPo

Hello again! After a short hiatus, I’m back and blogging at Crossroads.  This blog will be updated regularly from here on out, so please keep visiting! And what better way to return to blogging than to consider this interesting story from Raphael Satter and posted to the Huffington Post.  According to Mr. Satter, Marine Lt. […]

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Aug 27th, 2012 cyber attack

Accepting Applications for Online Course Cyber Security Law and Policy

Course is October 1 to November 18, 2012 Once again, the Institute for National Security and Counter-Terrorism (INSCT) will be offering the online course "Cyber Security Law and Policy," which tackles one of the most critical national security threats of our time. INSCT is an innovative interdisciplinary research center that addresses key national and international […]

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Cybersecurity at Risk – NYTimes.com

In an editorial entitled “Cybersecurity at Risk” published in the print edition on August 1, 2012,  the New York Times argues: The Lieberman-Collins bill should be voted by the Senate this week and then merged with the House version so a law can be enacted this year. If not, and a catastrophic cyberattack occurs, Americans […]

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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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