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Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight

A report today from Reuters tells the story of how the NSA’s efforts to lead the way for international encryption standards were shut down by several other members in the international community.  The story explains how several other nations were distrustful of the standards proposed to the International Organization of Standards by the U.S. because […]

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Sep 21st, 2017 encryption, NSA

Cyber Round Up: A Better Way to Teach Cybersecurity; Take Cybersecurity Away from Spies; EU-US Privacy Shield Review

A Better Way to Teach Cybersecurity to Workers (WSJ): Companies have found out that punishing employees for poor cyber hygiene is not effective, according a recent report in the Wall Street Journal.  The general consensus is that most people dread cyber security training.  Instead, companies are making progress when switching out the stick for the carrot, […]

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Sep 19th, 2017 cybersecurity

Cyber Round Up: Extortion is Hackers’ Latest Weapon; Kaspersky Making Changes in U.S.?; North Korea and Bitcoin

Hackers’ Latest Weapon: Cyber Extortion (WSJ):  Nefarious actors in cyber space have another tool in their toolbox. Hackers are not just stealing information or holding it ransom, an article in the Wall Street Journal says, but are now digging for sensitive information that could be used to extort companies and their executives.  The article explains that […]

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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 […]

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Cybercrime Symposium: When Cybercrime Turns Violent and Abusive

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law will be hosting a symposium this Friday, September 15, 2017.  The event description is posted below and you can register here. “Brief description: The U.S. Department of Justice, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law invite […]

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Cyber Round Up: Cyber in Academia; Dragonfly: Hackers Target Energy Sector; SEC Chairman Sees ‘Systemic’ Cyber Risk

How Cybersecurity Became 2017’s Hot New Major (The Village Voice):  The byline reads, “Everybody wants to teach, but nobody can decide what it is.”   An article last month discussed the gap between what cyber students are learning in school and the skills that employers in the work force are looking for.  Despite how much […]

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Cyber Round Up: Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order So Far; Treating Cyber like Ethics; Russian Interference in German Election

Taking Stock of Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order So Far (Wired): What has happened since President Trump finally signed his Cyber Executive Order on May 11?  According to a recent article, many deadlines set by the Order have already been missed and several more are looming.  Most of these deadlines are simply information gathering tools, however, and […]

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NYU Cyber Security Awareness Week: 2017 Law and Policy Competition

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering is hosting its 2017 Cyber Security Awareness Week.  One part of this week is a Law and Policy competition.  The deadline for entry to the competition is September 15, 2017. “The Law & Policy Competition challenges contestants to think about the big picture of cyber security law, policy, economics, and […]

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Cyber Round Up: Shared Medical Data Without Consent; May Won’t Rule Out Cyber Response to N. Korea; The Fifth Domain Won’t be Sole Battleground

Sharing Medical Data Is Noble, but Not Without Patients’ Consent (WSJ):  A law passed late year was considered the biggest healthcare reform law since Obamacare.  Most of it was positive, a recent article says, but patient privacy rights took a big hit when the 21st Century Cures Act went into effect.  The law does not […]

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Cyber Round Up: Trump Cybersecurity Advisors Resign; China’s Views on International Law and Cyber; India and Pakistan Hit by Spy Malware

Trump Cybersecurity Advisors Resign, Citing His ‘Insufficient Attention’ to Threats (Fortune): Seven of President Trump’s advisors from the National Infrastructure Advisory Council have resigned.   The members accounted for nearly a quarter of the Council and many were Obama appointees, an article said.  In their resignation letter, which is included below, the seven cited to […]

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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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