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Defending the Core: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Cyber Conflict, 2017, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

From NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (NATO CCD COE) website: After many rounds of peer review, 14 articles were accepted for this proceedings book, which formed the ‘backbone’ of the conference’s sessions and workshops. CyCon’s interdisciplinary nature is reflected in this collection of articles, which can be broadly categorised into three sections: strategy, […]

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Jun 25th, 2017 cybersecurity, Cyberwar, NATO

Cyber Round Up: U.S. May Have Thwarted N. Korean Missile Launch; Moving Beyond ‘Patch and Pray’; Army Reserves Focusing on Cyber Skills

North Korea’s unsuccessful missile launch ‘may have been thwarted by US cyber attack’ (Telegraph):  North Korea’s latest failed missile launch may have had some help from the United States, a recent article says. The report quotes a former British official as stating that there is “strong belief” that the United States interfered through cyber methods to cripple the […]

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In an Asymmetrical World: Mutually Assured Destruction Means Developed Nations are Disadvantaged

According to an article by Niall Ferguson which appeared in the Boston Globe, we are currently in a state of Cyber War.  This article, entitled “Cyber War I Has Already Begun,” discusses the the Russian hacks surrounding election time in the United States and posits that the largest issue is not whether or not Russia […]

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Cyber Round Up: Obama Underestimated Cyber Threat, Electrical Grid Attack ‘Imminent’; The Bigger Issue with the Election Hacks

Obama Says He Underestimated Threat Posed by Cyberattacks (WSJ):   President Obama admitted to underestimating the affect cyber hacks could have on our society in an interview yesterday, a Wall Street Journal report said.  The outgoing President said he did not underestimate Putin himself, but did not fully understand the drastic impact that hacks and misinformation […]

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The Man Who Cried [Grizzly] Bear (previously known as the Boy Who Cried Wolf)

<opinion> The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming.  The latest narrative from the White House and the media reads like a Hollywood drama with the threat of our entire infrastructure being overtaken by Vladimir Putin and his evil operatives.  Does anyone else find it suspicious that when 20+ million personnel records were exfiltrated from […]

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Cyber Round Up: Who is China Really Hacking?; Pentagon Cyber Team Takes Major Operational Step; What a real cyber war would look like

Cyber warfare: Who is China hacking? (CNN):  An article from CNN analyzed the shifts in Chinese cyber warfare strategy.  As mentioned in the recent Presidential debate, China is always on the radar as a potential cyber adversary, the article notes.   The article quotes an official from FireEye as describing China’s cyber capacities as essentially another […]

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“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

Cyber Operations: Improving the Military Cybersecurity Posture in an Uncertain Threat Environment

Cyber Operations: Improving the Military Cybersecurity Posture in an Uncertain Threat Environment — hearing before the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Vulnerabilities. The full report is available below.  

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UK Nuclear Weapons Vulnerable to Cyberattacks?

Are the UK’s Trident Nuclear Weapons Vulnerable to Cyberattacks? (ITProPortal): A recent article by Mark Wilson which appeared in ItProPortal indicates that Des Browne, the former UK defense secretary believes that the Trident nuclear weapons are susceptible and could be rendered useless in a coordinated cyberattack.  The article also indicates that the US had previously […]

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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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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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