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Cyber Round Up: Juniper VPN Code Exploit, Obama to Sign New Cybersecurity Bill, Verizon ePHI Report Watch

Secret Code Found in Juniper’s Firewalls Shows Risk of Government Backdoors (Wired):  A recent article by Kim Zetter indicates that Juniper Networks revealed that it had found “unauthorized” code embedded in the operating system (“OS”) running some of Juniper’s firewalls.  Zetter’s article states that this nefarious code dates back to at least 2012 and it […]

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Cyber Round Up: Forge-Proof Authentication, Kazakhstan Encryption –> Coming to a Country Near You?, Hacking the Vote

Forge-Proof Authentication Method to Revolutionize Security (Homeland Security News Wire): According to this article, scientists have discovered a method to generate an unbreakable ID using next-generation nanomaterials.  The research, published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, indicates that nano-scale state-of-the-art quantum technology can be used to create devices that cannot be copied or cloned since the unique […]

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It’s the Data, Stupid: Moving to a Data-Centric View of Security

Opinion: It’s the Data, Stupid! Dick Egan who was one of the founders of EMC, a company that I spent a significant portion of my adult life working in, had a sign in his office that read “It’s the product, stupid.”  To Dick, it really was all about the product and that thought process translates […]

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Cybersecurity Consideration for Businesses in a Post-Wyndham World

Top 10 Cybersecurity Tips for Businesses Following FTC v. Wyndham (LegalTechNews):  Matthew Nelson wrote an article for LegalTech News regarding the standard of care businesses are expected to meet following the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) v. Wyndham case.  According to the article, the FTC has relied on § 5 of the FTC Act to obtain […]

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Cyber Round Up: Target Pays $39M for Data Breach Settlement, GCHQ Accused of ‘Persistent’ Illegal Hacking at Security Tribunal, The Evolution of DDoS Attacks in 2015

Target Pays $39M To Settle Card Issuers’ Data Breach Claims (Law360): According to Law360, Target Corp. has agreed to a $39M settlement related to a data breach of over 40M payment cards used at Target in 2013.  Law360 reports that up to $20.25M will be paid to settlement class members while  $19.1M will be paid […]

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Cyber Operations: Improving the Military Cybersecurity Posture in an Uncertain Threat Environment

Cyber Operations: Improving the Military Cybersecurity Posture in an Uncertain Threat Environment — hearing before the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Vulnerabilities. The full report is available below.  

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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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