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Pres. Obama Signs FISA Extension — AP

Although the White House “Signed Legislation” page is not reporting it and CNN is not reporting it, as of 22:17 on 12/30/12, the Associated Press is reporting that President Obama has signed the legislation extending those few provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that were scheduled to sunset tomorrow. It was a foregone […]

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Dec 30th, 2012 Legislation

Warning: American Bar Association calls for lawyers to address cyber security – Commentary

On 11/29/12, I heard the President of the American Bar Association (ABA) speak of a new national task force on cyber. In my opinion, this could be good or bad. The issues raised by cyberspace and especially cyber security will not be resolved by an army of lawyers marching  on its own.  Cyber is nearly […]

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Social media snags 4 U.S. residents allegedly supporting Taliban

“Social media snags 4 U.S. residents allegedly supporting Taliban,” headlines CNN.  “FBI: 4 Calif. men charged in alleged terror plot,” reporters Reuters.  Here is the Los Angeles Field Office of the FBI puts it: Four Men Charged for Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Terrorism FBI Los Angeles November 19, 2012 RIVERSIDE COUNTY—Four men have […]

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Nov 20th, 2012 social media, terrorism

Video of General Alexander Speaking to Symantec Government Symposium on 11/7/12

As noted in a previous post,  General Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command, gave an important speech on November 7, 2012, in which he provided some insight into where responsibilities for cyber security lie through the federal government.  Here is the complete video of his remarks, approximately 49 […]

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The Unexpected Importance of Geography in a Digital World – The Economist

The October 29, 2012 issue of The Economist has a lengthy special report on technology and geography entitled, “Location, Location, Location.”  Parts of it, I believe, are behind the subsrcibers’ only paywall, but at least parts are available to all.  For my students, I would call this an excellent update to Jack Goldsmith’s book Who […]

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Oct 28th, 2012 anonymity, future, regulation

Actual Video of SecDef Panetta “Defending the Nation from Cyber Attack” on 10/11/12

 Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta delivers remarks entitled, “Defending the Nation from Cyber Attack” at the Business Executives for National Security on board the USS Intrepid in New York City on October 11, 2012.  Full transcript below. Remarks by Secretary Panetta on Cybersecurity to the Business Executives for National Security, New York City SECRETARY OF […]

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Eric Sigmund: The Law of Armed Conflict Applies to Cyber Warfare

A former student of mine and of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) — Eric Sigmund, Legal Advisor to the International Humanitarian Law Dissemination Team of the American Red Cross – is writing for a blog entitled Humanity in the Midst of War.  On October 2, 2012, Mr. Sigmund published   Rule #1: The […]

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UK Foreign Secretary speech at the Budapest Conference on Cyberspace

"An open internet is the only way to support security and prosperity for all," said UK Foreign Secretary William Hague at this morning’s session of the Budapest Conference on Cyberspace.  Notably, although he calls for “a new international consensus on rules of the road,” he continues, “We are not calling for a new Treaty between […]

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Budapest Conference on Cyberspace

The Budapest Conference on Cyberspace begins today, October 4, 2012.  This is a follow-on to last year’s noteworthy conference in London.  That event produced several speeches and discussions of sufficient note that I use video of them in my courses.  The homepage for the Budapest Conference is linked here.  It provides text and video feeds. […]

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Iran touts domestic Internet as Gmail ban rankles – AP

The Associated Press reported on 9/30/12 in an article entitled “Iran touts domestic Internet as Gmail ban rankles” that Iran had blocked access to Gmail.  A few hours later, the same link brings up an article entitled “Iran swipe at Web brings angry reply.”  The second or updated article seems not to be well edited, […]

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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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