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NY DFS Cybersecurity Regulations Delayed Several Months: We hate to say we told you so … but we will anyway.

According to an article in Reuters —  Exclusive: NY Financial Regulator to Delay Cyber Security Rules, the New York State Department of Financial Services is going to publish an updated version of its cybersecurity rules by the end of December and then delay implementation until March 1, 2017, after the public review period has concluded. It would […]

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Opinion: Proposed NY Cybersecurity Regulations — Not Great but better than nothing?

Opinion: Judith Germano recently wrote an article in Forbes entitled “Proposed NY Cybersecurity Regulation: A Giant Leap Backward?”  We covered these Proposed Department of Financial Services Regulations (“DFS”) in a couple of previous posts; “N.Y. Regulators Consider Cybersecurity Requirements for Banks and Insurers” and “New York: Proposed Regulations for Cybersecurity come up Short” and some of the […]

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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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New York: Proposed Regulations for Cybersecurity Come up Short

Opinion: NY’s Proposed Cybersecurity Regulations come up Short Governor Cuomo released proposed regulations yesterday through the Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) that would require Covered Entities to hire Chief Information Security Officers (“CISO”) and perform a number of other cybersecurity tasks which seems like a good step towards enhanced cybersecurity, but is it really?

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Cyber Round Up: NSA Planning Reorganization; U.S. Looking to Relax Software Export Regulation; Defense Secretary Highlights Tech Priorities for 2017

NSA Planning Reorganization (The Washington Post): The National Security Agency (“NSA”) is reportedly planning a reorganization, according to The Washington Post. The article suggests that the reorganization, referred to as “NSA21”, will be publicly announced soon. The reorganization is focused on breaking down walls between organizations within the agency and developing a more collaborative environment, the article explained. […]

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Cyber Round Up: Six Botnets Identified and Traced; DoD Releases Cloud Connection Process Guide; France Wants to Increase Legal Tools to Address Cybercrimes

Six Botnets Identified and Traced (Israeli21c): Six botnets have been identified and traced by cybersecurity researchers from Deutsche Telekom Innovation Labs at Ben-Gurion University, according to an article by Israeli21c. Botnets are “networks of malicious remotely undatable code” that infect computers, the article explained. Hackers can then use these botnets to carry out “powerful attacks” that are very […]

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Cyber Round Up: Forge-Proof Authentication, Kazakhstan Encryption –> Coming to a Country Near You?, Hacking the Vote

Forge-Proof Authentication Method to Revolutionize Security (Homeland Security News Wire): According to this article, scientists have discovered a method to generate an unbreakable ID using next-generation nanomaterials.  The research, published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, indicates that nano-scale state-of-the-art quantum technology can be used to create devices that cannot be copied or cloned since the unique […]

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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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Actual text of USA FREEDOM Act of 2015

Click on the thumbnail to read the actual text of the ‘‘Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015’’ or the ‘‘USA FREEDOM Act of 2015,” signed last evening by the President.

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The Administration’s Proposed Statutory Change Explained

In an effort to apprise the public of the government’s ongoing effort to combat cyber crime, the DOJ began a series on its blog explaining some of the legislative proposals made by President Obama in January.  Each blog post will focus on a specific aspect of the proposal, and will outline the reasons behind the proposed changes. The […]

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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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