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NIST seeking $24.5million for NSTIC: FierceGovernmentIT

Betcha thought we forgot about NSTIC . . . you know, that identity initiative?  The one you never hear about anymore?  Well, it’s still chugging along, a few pilot programs are in the works, and according to FierceGovernmentIT’s Molly Bernhart Walker, NIST requested $24.5 million for NSTIC in its budget request, “an $8 million increase […]

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Apr 15th, 2013 NS-TIC

Cybersecurity: A View From the Front (NYT)

We already tweeted a link to this earlier today, but just to make sure you see it . . . Here’s a great New York Times op-ed written by Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the President of Estonia.  This man is well-versed in cyber issues, speaks from experience (the 2007 DDOS attacks), and leads one of the […]

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Apr 11th, 2013 Criticism, NS-TIC

NSTIC update: The Economist/CSO

Quiet night, so I’m going to go back to an article I missed over a week ago. On 2/9, The Economist posted an article covering online identity verification and the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, or NSTIC.  NSTIC is a USG online identity initiative where users would get an identity credential from an […]

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Feb 18th, 2013 anonymity, NS-TIC, privacy

Cyber Roundup (1/7): Los Alamos Lab & China, smartphones for spies, motion control technology, and more . . .

David Goldman, for CNN, on how nations are preparing for cyber war.  Nothing really new, but Goldman notes that 2013 may be the year “when nation-sponsored cyberwarfare goes mainstream.  . . .” *** Steve Stecklow reports for Reuters that Los Alamos National Laboratory “recently discovered its computer systems contained some Chinese-made network switches and replaced […]

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NSTIC Update: FierceGovernmentIT/Nextgov

On 10/22, Molly Bernhart Walker wrote for FiereceGovernmentIT on NSTIC and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”).  According to the article, CMS is interested in relying on NSTIC’s federated identity management program as a relying party rather than a credential provider.  The article also mentioned that the Office of Management and Budget “is […]

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Oct 29th, 2012 Identity Management, NS-TIC

Should we lie online? infosecurity

On 10/26, infosecurity reported on a suggestion from the head of security for one of Europe’s largest public services networks: lie.  Lie to Facebook.  Lie to Twitter.  Lie to all social sites.  According to the article,  Andy Smith of the Cabinet Office suggested that users should “only provide their true personal details to trusted websites […]

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Oct 28th, 2012 anonymity, NS-TIC, privacy

Cyber roundup (9/17): Flame, more on cyber EO, and sequestration’s impact on cyber

Quick look at recent cyber news . . . *** Big news today about Flame, the espionage tool found trolling around the Middle East earlier this summer.  According to Wired’s Kim Zetter, the people behind Flame left “tantalizing clues,” including a 2006 development date, an attempted cleanup operation “to wipe the Flame malware from infected […]

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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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Cyber roundup (4/10): In defense of CISPA, an analysis of information-sharing, cyber-threats hamstring U.S. cooperation with allies, a global cyber arms race, NSTIC’s pilot program moves forward, and the CFAA and your employer’s computer use policy

A busy night in cyber news . . . *** On 4/10, Gerry Smith reported for the Huffington Post on how lawmakers are defending CISPA, a House cybersecurity proposal.  Notably, CISPA's authors–Rep. Mike Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger–rebutted criticisms that CISPA doesn't protect consumers "from having their private data shared with the government."  Privacy groups argue […]

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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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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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