Cyber Round Up: NATO Seeks $3.2 billion for cyber; U.S. cyber policy has deterrence failure;

  • NATO to Seek Bids for $3.2 Billion in Satellite, Cyber Security (Bloomberg):  Pending NATO contracts will focus on satellite communications, air and missile defense systems, software, and cyber security. An article said that the $3.2 billion commitment is representative of the organization’s adjustment to new threats, including those from Russian meddling and increased cyber attacks.  Specifically, about 290 million of the 300 billion euros will be devoted to cyber security, the article reported. The contracts will be outlined during April’s conference in Ottawa and bids will be accepted by the end of this year.  The full article can be read here.

  • US cybersecurity policy has ‘a real deterrence failure,’ Endgame CEO Nate Fick says (CNBC):  The U.S. isn’t ready to respond to cyber attacks, or at least, that’s what Endgame CEO Nate Fick thinks.  In an interview with Jim Cramer, Fick said that the Russia meddled in the elections in the cyber realm because they knew the U.S. wouldn’t respond.  If Russia had physically sent agents to the polls, it would be a totally different story.  Fick explained that not all parts of U.S. government are behind in cyber, and in fact, some, like the Air Force, are leading the way.  Shifting to a discussion of the private sector, where he partially pitched his own software company, Fick said that businesses should take a value based approach to cyber security.  The full interview and article can be seen here.

  • Apple just made a historic and risky change to all iPhones — and you probably didn’t even notice (Business Insider):  Apple’s new software update for devices like iPhones and iPads included its new Apple File System.  A report earlier today explained why replacing the antiquated system makes sense, but also noted that it includes an increased level of encryption. An older article covering Apple’s decision to adopt the new system explained that the software allows a user to to choose between “no encryption, single-key encryption, or multi-key encryption with per-file keys for file data, and a separate key for sensitive metadata.” The articles dicussing the new software can be read here and 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.

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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