Cyber Round Up: North Korea implicated in Federal Reserve cyberheist; Gorsuch Knows His Cyber; Cybersecurity Bill of Rights

  • U.S. Preparing Cases Linking North Korea in Theft at N.Y. Fed (WSJ):  Federal prosecutors are preparing a case that would charge Chinese middlemen for orchestrating a major bank robbery for North Korea.  An article this week from the Wall Street Journal said that the $81 million robbery from the Federal Reserve was conducted entirely online.   The cyber thieves used access codes from Bangladesh’s central bank to transfer the money from the Federal Reserve accounts to four different banks in the Philippines.  The article also said that these same cyber actors have connections to the 2014 Sony hacks.  The article quoted an NSA official who stressed the significance of a nation state robbing banks, if the allegations against North Korea were true.  The full article can be read here.
  • Gorsuch on Cyber-Related Issues: Part One (Lawfare):  Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is well versed in cyber related issues.  Commentary earlier this week explained how Gorsuch, when the issues are appropriately before him, is able to understand and engage with the technology at issue.  The article stressed that with a Supreme Court that is technologically challenged, Gorsuch could be a useful addition.  This post in particular is the first in a series of three examining Gorsuch’s cyber decisions, this one focusing on U.S. v. Ackerman.  The full explanation of the decision can be found here.

  • It’s time for a Cybersecurity Bill of Rights (The Hill):  An opinion piece this week stressed the need for a cyber Bill of Rights.  The post listed an example of all the devices that record or track our lives, and said our privacy is more in jeopardy than ever before.  The U.S. Constitution does not specifically address privacy, and the author believes a series of amendments to define privacy protections in the modern era is necessary.  The article explains why privacy is more than just data security, and proposes three rights that should be established.  Those rights are the right to privacy, the freedom to code, and the freedom to socially interact on the internet. The full post can be read here.

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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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