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Cyber Round Up: Rollback of Net-Neutrality Rules; Budgets Hindering Cyber Buildup; Data Breaches Costing Shareholders Billions

Fight Looms Over Planned Rollback of Net-Neutrality Rules (WSJ):  More changes are coming to internet regulation, but not without a fight, an article earlier this week said.  FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he plans to rollback Obama’s net-neutrality regulations, which were intended to increase competition by requiring internet service providers such as cable and wireless firms […]

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The Future of Internet Governance: Should the U.S. Relinquish Its Authority Over ICANN?

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) drafted a report entitled “The Future of Internet Governance: Should the U.S. Relinquish its Authority over ICANN?“. The report is available on this site; and this will be the subject of a substantive post related to the role of U.S. Authority over ICANN in an interconnected, global context.  

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Cyber Round Up: Internet Insecure because Flaw in Language, EU Adopts Net Neutrality Legislation, CISA Passes Senate

Internet Insecure because Flaw in Language (Wall Street Journal):  The core issue behind the security of the internet, or in this case, the lack of security of the internet is caused by a flaw in the language used to move digital information to and from its destination, according to the Wall Street Journal.  According to […]

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U.S. and China Working on Bilateral Cyber Arms Deal

The United States and China will negotiate a cyber arms deal during Chinese President Xi’s visit to Washington this week, reports The New York Times.  According to the article, officials involved in the talks told The New York Times that the deal will most likely include a commitment by each party to “be the first to […]

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UN Group Releases Report on the International Security of Information and Communications Technologies

The 2015 Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security released its report containing recommendations to address threats that stem from the use of information and communications technologies (“ICTs”) by both states and non-states.  The group was composed of governmental experts from the United States, […]

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Cyber Round Up: NSA Bulk Data-Collection Case Continues, Cybersanctions Against China, Facebook Asked to Censor Content

Appeals Court Overturns Injunction Against NSA Bulk Data-Collection (Politico):  The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturned an injunction issued against the NSA’s bulk data-collection program, reports Politico.  The preliminary injunction prohibiting the government from collecting the plaintiffs’ call records was issued by the district court, but was stayed pending the appeal.  The appeals court reversed and […]

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Kerry on U.S. International Cybersecurity Policy: Full video

“The United States considers the promotion of an open and secure internet to be a key component of our foreign policy,” said Secretary of State John Kerry on May 18, 2015, in South Korea. Although the July 2011 Department of Defense Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace has already been replaced by The DoD Cyber Strategy, […]

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Toward a Social Compact for Digital Privacy and Security – STMT from Global Commission on Internet Governance

We noted in January of 2014 that Chatham House, the international famous UK think-tank, had assembled a Global Commission on Internet Governance.  On April 14, 2015, the Commission released a statement entitled: “Toward a Social Compact for Digital Privacy and Security.”  From the Chatham House website: The Commission considers that, for the internet to remain a […]

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Will the US Give up Control of the Internet? The DNS/ICANN Debate.

On March 14, 2014, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced its intention to transition its stewardship role and procedural authority over key domain name functions to the global Internet multistakeholder community. Currently, the U.S. (through NTIA) holds this stewardship role over the domain name system (DNS) by virtue of a […]

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Cyber Round Up: Cyber Attack Simulations Promote Cybersecurity; Former NSA Official Views Recent White House Cyber Breach as Sign of Future Attacks; Chinese Officials Push for Tougher Enforcement of Cyber Governance; Navy’s Task Force Cyber Awakening; China Linked to Cyber Attacks on Hong Kong Protestors

The new strategy to bulk up cyber security: cyber attack simulations.  SCMagazine reports that cyber attack simulations can help organizations and industries stay, if not a step ahead, then on top of cyber threats and build a resilience.  Read the full article here. Joel Brenner, the former Inspector General for the National Security Agency (NSA), warned […]

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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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