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Cyber Round Up: Australia’s Cyber Strategy; Trump’s Strategy is Late; Bose is Spying on Listeners, Lawsuit Says

Australia’s bold plan for cybersecurity growth (ZDNet):  Australia is taking big steps to bolster its cyber security framework.  According to an article last week, Australia is going to triple its cyber budget from AU$2 billion to AU$6 billion. The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (ACSGN) announced their Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan (SCP), which is their plan […]

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Cyber Round Up: Congress repeals Internet privacy protections; DHS misses cyber policy deadline; Mnuchin expresses cyber concerns

Congress just killed your Internet privacy protections (CNN):  Congress voted along party lines to repeal internet privacy protections yesterday.  According to one article, the fate of privacy now rests with President Trump and the White House is on the record as “strongly support[ing]” the repeal.  The rules had not yet taken effect, but would have required […]

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Rule 41 Amendments– Why There’s No Reason to Panic

UPDATE (11/18/16):   A report from The Hill earlier today discussed a proposed bill that would delay the changes discussed below.   The changes are set to take effect on December 1, 2016.   The Review the Rule Act, which according to the article has bipartisan support, would delay the effective date of the Rule 41 […]

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US Judge suppresses ‘stingray’ evidence

US District Judge William Pauley Suppresses “stingray” cell location evidence (Reuters): Nate Raymond writes in this Reuters article that U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III ruled in a Southern District of New York case, that the use of a stingray to locate a cell phone constituted an unreasonable search under the IV Amendment.  According […]

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FBI Director’s Speech at the Symantec Government Symposium 8/30/2016 full text and audio

Full audio (42 minutes): FBI Director James Comey presented the morning government keynote address to cyber security experts at the Symantec Government Symposium in Washington, D.C. on August 30, 2016.  After outlining the various threats in cyberspace, he identified “three joint goals” for government and the private sector together: reduce vulnerabilities work together to do […]

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Apple vs. FBI Session Today

While it was interesting to observe the session, I would have liked to see more technologists involved. The legal portion was quite interesting, but was limited by a limited understanding of the technology. So here are some observations from a non-lawyer technologist: 1. Where is the issue of government responsibility? While there was much discussion […]

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Executive Order — Establishment of the Federal Privacy Council

Today, 2/9/16, U.S. President Obama issued this executive order: For Immediate Release February 09, 2016 Executive Order — Establishment of the Federal Privacy Council EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – – ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FEDERAL PRIVACY COUNCIL By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the […]

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Feb 9th, 2016 privacy, White House

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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Cyber Round Up: Obama Administration and Smartphone Encryption, Forcing Suspects to Reveal Phone Passwords is Unconstitutional, China Cybersecurity Agreement Will Leave U.S. Companies Vulnerable

The Obama Administration Explored ways to Bypass Smartphone Encyryption (The Washington Post):  An Obama administration task force explored available options to allow law enforcement to access encrypted communications, according to the article.  The Washington Post reported that the task force developed a set of principles to guide the use of, and access to encrypted information […]

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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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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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