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FBI’s Comey Today on Going Dark, Encryption

Delivered today, July 08, 2015: Going Dark: Encryption, Technology, and the Balances Between Public Safety and Privacy Joint Statement of James B. Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, with Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates, Before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. Good morning, Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Leahy, and members of the Judiciary […]

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A Clunky Cyberstrategy | Foreign Affairs

The May 4, 2012 edition of “This Week on Foreign Affairs.com features the article, A Clunky Cyberstrategy: Washington Preaches Internet Freedom But Practices Surveillance by Rebecca McKinnon.  According to the article’s summary: As the White House sanctions Iran and Syria for using technology to target their citizens, other parts of the U.S. government are driving […]

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Cyber roundup (4/20): More CISPA, hackers bring down U.S. website covering Bo Xilai, Lawfare interviews the Estonian president, an NSTIC update, and authenticity v. anonymity

A quick survey of today's cyber news . . . *** On 4/18, Jason Koebler reported for the Chicago Tribune on how Rep. Mike Rogers, the author of CISPA, explained that the bill is designed to stop Chinese cyber-espionage.  According to Rep. Rogers, China is an "economic predator" because it "has stolen so much [IP] […]

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A new theory of digital identity – Risk – SC Magazine Australia

The March 14, 2012, edition of SC Magazine, Australian Edition, includes Part B of a two part series on “A New Theory of Digital Identity.”  Part A was entitled “Federated Identity: Easier said than done.”  Part B is entitled, “The Ecology and Natural History of Digital Identity,” and includes this view of the U.S. National […]

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NSTIC commits $2.5 million to build governance body | ZDNet

ZDNet reports on March 14, 2012, that the National Institute of Standards of Technology is offering grant money “to establish an independent steering committee led by the private sector that works in conjunction with the federal government to support” the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, quoting  Jeremy Grant, senior executive adviser for identity […]

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Survey Of RSA Conference

RSA's 2012 conference is going on right now; that conference is one of the biggest cybersecurity conferences around.  And yes, that's the same RSA that was hacked earlier this year.  A quick survey of everything that has come out of the conference so far: *** Stacy Cowley reported for CNN on the RSA conference.  According […]

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NSTIC Planning Proceeding Despite Uncertain Funding: FierceGovernment

On October 24th, 2011, David Perara wrote for FierceGovernment on how NSTIC should still move forward with pilot programs in the current fiscal year despite uncertain funding.  This was according to Jeremy Grant, the senior executive advisor of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  The House of Representative's 2012 NIST appropriations bill would […]

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White House Notes Progress of NSTIC

In an October 14, 2011 entry on the White House Blog, Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt reports that the Federal Chief Information Officer has just issued a memorandum requiring Executive departments and agencies to “accept approved externally-issued credentials” as they upgrade certain websites. Of particular note is the information that “Equifax, Google, PayPal, Symantec and Wave […]

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RSA Blames Breach On Hackers Working For Unnamed Government: Wired

On October 11th, 2011, Kim Zetter wrote for Wired on how the two hacker groups behind the breach of RSA Security were likely working for a government.  RSA, a cybersecurity company which offers a widely used SecurID two-factor authentication product, announced last March that intruders had infiltrated their network and stole information about SecurID.  The […]

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DigiNotar files for bankruptcy: BBC News

On September 20th, 2011, BBC News reported on how the Dutch computer security firm DigiNotar has filed for bankruptcy.  DigiNotar's internal systems were recently compromised by the hacker ComodoHacker.  ComodoHacker then issued fake security certificates that could be used to impersonate web firms like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Skype. DigiNotar will be folded up into […]

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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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