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Cyber Round Up: Intel Security Releases 2016 Threat Predictions, Massive Hack of Prisoner Phone Call Records, Charges in JP Morgan Chase Hack

Intel Security Releases its Threat Predictions for 2016 (ITPro Portal): According to ITPro Portal, Intel Security released its McAfee Labs Threats Predictions Report, that examines the cyber threats on the horizon for 2016 and makes predictions related to cyber threats projected into the 2020 timeframe. This report makes several predictions: Intel expects an uptick in […]

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The Future of Internet Governance: Should the U.S. Relinquish Its Authority Over ICANN?

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) drafted a report entitled “The Future of Internet Governance: Should the U.S. Relinquish its Authority over ICANN?“. The report is available on this site; and this will be the subject of a substantive post related to the role of U.S. Authority over ICANN in an interconnected, global context.  

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Cyber Round Up: ‘Human Rights in Cyberspace’ — CCDCOE NATO Report, NSA Reports it Releases Most Zero-day Vulnerabilities, Australia Submarine Project Experiences Hacking Attempts

‘Human Rights in Cyberspace’ — NATO CCD COE Report (CCDCOE NATO):  The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (“CCDCEO”) and the Institute of National Security and Counterterrorism (“INSCT”) hosted a workshop on October 1st and 2nd on Human Rights in Cyberspace, according to the CCDCOE.  The workshop resulted in a report containing the findings […]

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Cyber Round Up: Iranian Cyberattacks on the Rise, UK Surveillance Bill — Sweeping Powers for Spies, The Biggest Cybersecurity Threat: The Energy Sector

Iranian Cyberattacks are on the rise (The Hill): According to a report by The Hill, Iran is increasing its cyberattacks and there is speculation that if economic sanctions against Iran are lifted they may pour even more resources into this endeavor.  The cybersecurity firm Norse is expected to release the results of a study today […]

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U.S. Cyber Command Moves Towards Lethal Cyber Weapons

U.S. Cyber Command $460 million Cyber Project In a follow-up to a recent round-up; according to NextGov, an upcoming $460 million project at U.S. Cyber Command will outsource a number of offensive cyber capabilities to the private sector.  NextGov reports that these new weapons that will be developed will give the U.S. military the ability […]

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Cyber Round Up: U.S. Strengthens Cyber Defenses while recruiting 6,000 cyber-warriors, RSA:CyberSecurity industry is ‘fundamentally broken’, Who’s Really in Charge in case of a US Cyberattack?

U.S. Grapples with Controlling ‘cyber-munitions’ while Recruiting 6,000 new Cyber-Warriors (TechRepublic): According to TechRepublic, the development of code-based tools, known as cyber-munitions, which can wreak havoc in the world of cyber, is a burgeoning, worldwide industry.  The article states that this is troubling since these cyber-munitions were originally developed by or controlled by the U.S. government, […]

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Cyber Round Up: Cybersecurity Strategy Revised, Cyber Deal Expected between China and Germany, South Africa Creates Cybersecurity Hub

Cybersecurity Strategy Revised (GovinfoSecurity):  A cybersecurity strategy and implementation plan (“CSIP”) has been issued by the White House Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”), GovinfoSecurity reports.  The CSIP aims to modernize the cybersecurity practices of federal civilian agencies, according to the article.  The memorandum released by the OMB specifies that the CSIP will strengthen cybersecurity through five […]

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America’s strategy for cyberspace: Is it working? – A Talk by Michael Hayden

“We just haven’t settled on the big concepts yet,” was former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden’s message about cyber security  to the American Enterprise Institute on October 27, 2015.  His talk was organized around an op-ed that appeared the same day on RealClearDefense and four key points. Number one, that the private sector bears […]

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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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