Cyber Round Up: iOS11 May Complicate Border Searches; N. Korea Tests Public-Private Information Sharing; Equifax Breach Coverage

  • iOS11 May Complicate Border Searches (Lawfare): Apple’s focus on protecting customer data may have some serious implications for U.S. agents at the borders, a recent article says.  The post on Lawfare explains how the new software udpate, iOS11, has additional security updates that make accessing the contents of a phone or tablet more difficult.  The post notes that some of the features are more hype than substance, but features like requiring phones to “trust” a new computer have legitimate legal implications. The author suggests that the new feature will only allow a border agent to browse the contents of the device but not download them.  The full explanation can be read here. 
  • Tensions with North Korea present a test for key US cyber program (Washington Examiner): The potential for cyber aggression between the U.S. and North Korea may shed light on how well the U.S. is sharing information between the public and private sectors, according to an article over the weekend.  The article notes that the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 emphasized this infomratino sharing and placed the burden to do so on DHS.  In order to protect critical infrastructure, something North Korea may focus on in a cyber attack, the federal government will need to be passing important information to the private sector in a timely manner. The full analysis can be read here.
  • Equifax Breach Coverage:  You don’t need this blog to inform you of the Equifax data breach that occurred late last week.  The story has grabbed headlines everywhere.  Christopher Folk provides his thoughts on the breach on this blog over the weekend. Read those comments 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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