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CRS Insight Justice Department’s Role in Cyber Incident Response

Justice Department’s Role in Cyber Incident Response (CRS Insight): in this article, Kristin Finklea discusses the role of the justice department in the context of cyber incident response.  The article indicates that criminals and malefeasors are continuing to turn to and leverage the internet in the context of criminal activities.  This raises a number of […]

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Cyber Round Up: Testimony Before US House of Representatives Joint Hearing “Understanding the Role of Connected Devices in Recent Cyber Attacks”

This round up includes links to testimony provided by technology professionals in advance of the Congressional Hearing on the security of the Internet of Things (“IoT”) scheduled for November 16, 2016.                                 Common Background: In October, there was a widespread distributed […]

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Opinion: Bruce Schneier “Understanding the Role of Connected Devices in Recent Cyber Attacks”

Testimony Before US House of Representatives Joint Hearing “Understanding the Role of Connected Devices in Recent Cyber Attacks” This post specifically discusses testimony provided by Bruce Schneier in advance of the Congressional Hearing on the security of the Internet of Things (“IoT”) scheduled for November 16, 2016.   Common Background: In October, there was a widespread distributed […]

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US Presidential Election 2016: Clinton and Trump on Cybersecurity

This is to attempt to glean through both their words and actions what the principle candidates’ positions are on cyber security.  Excluded here are any specific remarks that either candidate may have directed at the other candidate’s cyber security posture. Hillary Clinton – The Democratic Nominee Clinton has served in various political (appointed and elected) positions, and […]

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Brexit: Potential Impacts to Data Privacy and Technology Firms

Background: In the referendum on June 23 with voter turnout exceeding 70%, voters in the UK decided 52% to 48% to leave the European Union.  The exit of the UK from the EU has been coined Brexit (Britain and exit).  Under the EU, a member may exit subject to Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty which […]

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Cyber Round Up: Double-Dip Internet of Things botnet attack felt across the internet; Cyberattacks disrupts Access to Facebook, Twitter, Netflix; WikiLeaks claims its supporters are behind the massive DDoS cyberattack

Double-Dip Internet of Things (IoT) botnet attack felt across the internet (ARSTechnica): In this article, Sean Gallagher states that distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against dynamic domain name service provider (DDNS) Dyn have been occurring for the past couple of days.  According to the article, part of this attack seems to have arisen from […]

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NIST: The Cybersecurity Framework

National Insitute of Standards and Technology releases a video on the Cybersecurity Framework –> The Cybersecurity Framework This is something we originally posted about back in 2013.   Opinion: Regrettably, the four minutes and thirty-four seconds that I spent watching this video is time that should have been used otherwise.  I suppose if you knew that NIST […]

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Sep 28th, 2016 NIST

NIST Special Publication: Network of “Things”

NIST Special Publication 800-183 “Networks of ‘Things’”:  In this publication Jeffrey Voas articulates that the differences between Internet of Things (“IoT”) and Network of Things (“NoT”) is subtle and the two are essentially interchangeable. Voas goes on to say that the IoT can be understood and broken down in terms of functionality, within five main themes, […]

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Sep 26th, 2016 NIST

Cyber Round Up: Ridge – Cyber Attacks are now worse than Physical Attacks, Cyberwarfare: What are we doing today?, Time to adjust U.S. National Security Strategy

Tom Ridge: Cyber attacks are now worse than physical attacks (Yahoo! Finance): According to this article by Daniel Roberts, the first secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, was quoted as saying the following at the Concordia Summit in NY: Notwithstanding the pain and horror associated with a physical attack … the potential […]

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New York: Proposed Regulations for Cybersecurity Come up Short

Opinion: NY’s Proposed Cybersecurity Regulations come up Short Governor Cuomo released proposed regulations yesterday through the Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) that would require Covered Entities to hire Chief Information Security Officers (“CISO”) and perform a number of other cybersecurity tasks which seems like a good step towards enhanced cybersecurity, but is it really?

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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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