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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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U.S. Cyber Command Moves Towards Lethal Cyber Weapons

U.S. Cyber Command $460 million Cyber Project In a follow-up to a recent round-up; according to NextGov, an upcoming $460 million project at U.S. Cyber Command will outsource a number of offensive cyber capabilities to the private sector.  NextGov reports that these new weapons that will be developed will give the U.S. military the ability […]

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Cyber Round Up: U.S. Strengthens Cyber Defenses while recruiting 6,000 cyber-warriors, RSA:CyberSecurity industry is ‘fundamentally broken’, Who’s Really in Charge in case of a US Cyberattack?

U.S. Grapples with Controlling ‘cyber-munitions’ while Recruiting 6,000 new Cyber-Warriors (TechRepublic): According to TechRepublic, the development of code-based tools, known as cyber-munitions, which can wreak havoc in the world of cyber, is a burgeoning, worldwide industry.  The article states that this is troubling since these cyber-munitions were originally developed by or controlled by the U.S. government, […]

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Cyber Round Up: Cybersecurity Strategy Revised, Cyber Deal Expected between China and Germany, South Africa Creates Cybersecurity Hub

Cybersecurity Strategy Revised (GovinfoSecurity):  A cybersecurity strategy and implementation plan (“CSIP”) has been issued by the White House Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”), GovinfoSecurity reports.  The CSIP aims to modernize the cybersecurity practices of federal civilian agencies, according to the article.  The memorandum released by the OMB specifies that the CSIP will strengthen cybersecurity through five […]

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Pros and Cons of Hacking Back

Imagine: You are the CEO of a multi-million dollar company. Aware of the current cyber climate, you budgeted out a large chunk of your company’s money for cybersecurity. This morning you received a phone call from the head of security alerting you to a cyber breach. The good news is that your security team was able to discover […]

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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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