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Cyber Round Up: New leak could be devastating; Security and cryptocurrency; Governors stress cyber needs

New leak exposes a trove of personal passwords and sensitive info (Mashable):  News over the weekend suggests that a recent leak could be one of the most devastating in recent memory.  The report says that Cloudflare, one of the biggest websites for internet security, was the victim of a hack.  Unfortunately, according to the article, the extent […]

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Hackers need 12 hours to steal info while breach detection takes 300 days, hacker survey says

A report released last week took a different approach to cyber security.  Instead of analyzing all the breaches that occurred and looking for trends there, the report surveyed the threats themselves.  Nuix’s “Black Report” surveyed 70 different hackers at a conference to see the cyber security world through their eyes.  The report, which is included […]

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Cyber Round Up: How Israel Became Cyber Leader; Private Sector Shouldn’t Rely on Feds; Cyber is About a Culture Change, Not Tech

How Israel became a leader in cybersecurity and surveillance (Miami Herald):  Israel has become one of the world’s best countries in cyber security despite its small size, a recent article says.   Second only to the U.S. in cyber capabilities, the article explains how Israel’s cyber strength has developed through an elite unit in the Israeli […]

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Cyber Round Up: Reworked NYS Cyber Regs; Obama Officials on Trump’s Cyber EO; DC’s Security Camera’s Hacked at Inauguration

Reworked N.Y. Cybersecurity Regulation Takes Effect in March (Bank Info Security):   New York’s controversial cybersecurity regulations will take effect March 1, 2017.   A recent article discussed the revised regulation and how it is the first of its kind.   NY Governor Andrew Cuomo stressed that the state is the financial capital of the world, […]

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Cyber Round Up: Clippinger on Blockchain; Microsoft wants ‘Digital Geneva’; House Chairman paints bleak cyber picture

Blockchain, Burning Man, and the Future of Governance: A Conversation with John Clippinger (Forbes):   An article this morning by Robert Wolcott, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network at Northwestern University, discusses Wolcott’s conversation with John Clippinger, who is the founder of the Institute for Data-Driven Design and a research scientist at MIT.   One […]

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Cyber Round Up: IBM turns Watson into cyber weapon; Army introduces cyber fast track; Details on China’s new cyber law

 IBM Turns Watson Into A Cybersecurity Weapon Amid White House Interest (Forbes):  IBM’s large investment into its cognitive software Watson has expanded into the cyber security field, a recent report says.   Watson has the ability to read millions of documents and huge quantities of information and produce an analysis that humans cannot, the article said. […]

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Feb 14th, 2017 army, China, cybersecurity, DOD, IBM

Americans don’t trust institutions to protect their personal data, but neglect cybersecurity in own lives – Pew Report

The Pew Research Center recently released an in depth report analyzing how the average American feels about cybersecurity.   The study consisted of several surveys regarding how Americans feel on certain cyber issues.   The report says that 64% of Americans have personally been involved in a major data breach.  As a result, about half […]

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Feb 12th, 2017 cybersecurity

Cyber Round Up: Revised Cyber Executive Order; FBI says no change to encryption policy; FTC to test control over IoT manufacturers

Trump cybersecurity order morphs into 2,200-plus-word extravaganza (The Register):  The revised version of President Trump’s Executive Order on cyber security has broken the mold, a recent report says. Executive Orders are normally concise and set forth general policy objectives, but this one is over two thousand words and calls for 10 different reports, the article said. […]

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Feb 10th, 2017 cybersecurity, fbi, FTC, IoT

Cyber Round Up: NSA Contractor Indicted for Data Theft; NATO releases new cyber guidelines; DHS to showcase cyber products;

NSA contractor indicted over mammoth theft of classified data (Reuters):   A former contractor for the National Security Agency was indicted on charges of willfully retaining national defense information, a report yesterday said.  The data theft could be the biggest ever, according to the article, but it is unclear what, if anything, was done with the […]

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Cyber Round Up: Cyber Executive Order; Politicians Should Stay Out; Half of Web Encrypted

Big changes in Trump’s cybersecurity executive order (CNN):   Reports Tuesday that President Trump would be signing an Executive Order addressing cyber policies ultimately ended with him just discussing the content of the order with his lead advisers, according to a CNN article.   The report says that major changes are coming to the way the […]

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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

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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