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Cyber Command elevated to Unified Combatant Command

Still dual-hatted, or not?  We’ve been reporting on this issue for years, but it is hard to tell from this statement. The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 18, 2017 Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Elevation of Cyber Command I have directed that United States Cyber Command […]

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New GAO report: Internet of Things Status and implications of an increasingly connected world

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May 16th, 2017 IoT, Uncategorized

Very initial thoughts on today’s White House cybersecurity order

For full text, see our post. Once again, the NIST Framework is key. Each Agency has 90 days to provide a risk management report to the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Director of the OMB. DHS, OMB, Commerce, General Services and the White House staff then have 60 days to submit to the President […]

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Actual Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure

For Immediate Release May 11, 2017 Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – – STRENGTHENING THE CYBERSECURITY OF FEDERAL NETWORKS AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States […]

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Tort Liability for Buggy Software

Effectively there is no liability for manufacturers of buggy software.  This is not, however, due to a special exemption in the law enacted to ban software liability.  There is a special exemption to liability enacted by Congress for interactive computer services, and sometimes that overlaps with software.  Generally, however, the reason you can’t sue software […]

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FBI Director’s Speech at the Symantec Government Symposium 8/30/2016 full text and audio

Full audio (42 minutes): FBI Director James Comey presented the morning government keynote address to cyber security experts at the Symantec Government Symposium in Washington, D.C. on August 30, 2016.  After outlining the various threats in cyberspace, he identified “three joint goals” for government and the private sector together: reduce vulnerabilities work together to do […]

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Newly discovered spyware breaks ground, raises policy questions, says Politico

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Aug 28th, 2016 Uncategorized

“Military Cyber Operations” Congressional Hearing to be Held on 6/22/16

WASHINGTON – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) released the following schedule featuring one (1) hearing the week of June 20-24, 2016. Wednesday, June 22, 2016 “Military Cyber Operations“ Full Committee (10:00 AM – 2118 Rayburn – OPEN) Witnesses: Mr. Thomas Atkin Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security […]

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Jun 20th, 2016 Cyber Command, Cyberwar

U.S. Charges Chinese Man With Economic Espionage For Stealing Source Code With Intent To Benefit The Chinese Government

Announced June 14, 2016: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Economic Espionage Charges Against Chinese Man For Stealing Valuable Source Code From Former Employer With Intent To Benefit The Chinese Government Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and John P. Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, announced a six-count […]

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Cyber “Emergency” Order Nets No Culprits, Reports FAS

“In April 2015, President Obama issued Executive Order 13694 declaring a national emergency to deal with the threat of hostile cyber activity against the United States. But six months later, the emergency powers that he invoked to punish offenders had still not been used because no qualifying targets were identified, according to a newly released […]

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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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