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Cyber Round Up: FBI, DHS Run Nationwide Cyber Campaign, Iranians Indicted on Cyber Crimes, Chinese Cyber Spying Decreased Since Agreement with U.S.

FBI, DHS Run Nationwide Cyber Campaign (Washington Free Beacon): The FBI and DHS began a nationwide campaign warning companies running electrical infrastructure in the country of the dangers posed by cyber threats, according to the Washington Free Beacon. The program began on March 31, and include webinars in eight U.S. states of an “unclassified briefing” called “Ukraine Cyber Attack: […]

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The New Kid on the Block: CFPB Fines Dwolla Over its Data Security Practices

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the latest agency to take administration action against a private company over its data protection practices. On March 2, 2016, the CFPB announced in a press release that it has taken administrative action against Dwolla, an online payment company, for deceiving its customers about its data security practices. The Dodd-Frank Wall […]

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Actual Amici Brief by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association in Support of FBI

Here is the actual Amici brief submitted by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association in support of the FBI. [Editors note:  This blog will attempt to provide readers with access to all of the primary source documents in the current litigation between the U.S. Department of Justice and Apple Inc., both this case in the […]

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Actual Amici Brief by the San Bernardino County District Attorney in Support of FBI

Here is the actual Amici brief submitted by the San Bernardino County District Attorney in support of the FBI. [Editors note:  This blog will attempt to provide readers with access to all of the primary source documents in the current litigation between the U.S. Department of Justice and Apple Inc., both this case in the […]

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Letter from UN Special Rapporteur Submitted in Support of Apple

The following is a letter from David Kaye addressed to the Honorable Sheri Pym in support of Apple. Mr. Kaye is the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. [Editors note:  This blog will attempt to provide readers with access to all of the primary […]

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Actual Amici Brief Submitted in Support of Apple

Here is the actual Amici brief submitted by, among others, Amazon and Facebook in support of Apple. [Editors note:  This blog will attempt to provide readers with access to all of the primary source documents in the current litigation between the U.S. Department of Justice and Apple Inc., both this case in the Eastern District […]

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Actual ACLU Amici Brief in Support of Apple

Here is an Amici brief submitted by the American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”) in support of Apple, Inc.   [Editors note:  This blog will attempt to provide readers with access to all of the primary source documents in the current litigation between the U.S. Department of Justice and Apple Inc., both this case in the Eastern District of […]

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Cyber Round Up: Hackers Caused Ukrainian Power Outage — U.S. report; U.S. Air Force Cyber Weapon Operational; U.S. Navy Issues New Cybersecurity Standards

Hackers Caused Ukrainian Power Outage — U.S. report (Arstechnica): The Department of Homeland Security Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (“ICS-CERT”) determined that hackers did indeed cause the December 2015 power outage in Ukraine that affected 225,000 customers, according to Arstechnica. The article reported that this is the “first confirmed instance” of the use […]

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Actual Government Motion to Compel Apple to Comply with Court Order

Government’s Motion to Compel Apple, Inc. to comply with the Court’s February 16, 2016 Order compelling assistance in search. [Editors note:  This blog will attempt to provide readers with access to all of the primary source documents in the current litigation between the U.S. Department of Justice and Apple Inc., technically known as In The […]

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Actual Order Compelling Apple, Inc. to Assist Agent’s in Search of iPhone

[Editors note:  This blog will attempt to provide readers with access to all of the primary source documents in the current litigation between the U.S. Department of Justice and Apple Inc., technically known as In The Matter of the Search of an Apple Iphone Seized During the Execution of a Search Warrant on a Black […]

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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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