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New GAO report: Internet of Things Status and implications of an increasingly connected world

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May 16th, 2017 IoT, Uncategorized

Third Circuit Sidesteps Fifth Amendment in Forced Decryption Decision

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit handed down its decision in United States v. Apple Mac Pro Computer earlier this week.  The case involves a former Philadelphia police officer, Francis Rawls, who was being investigated for child pornography.  Mr. Rawls refused to decrypt two hard drives that the government claimed contained child […]

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Joint Analysis Report on Russian Hacking

The following is a joint report from the FBI and DHS regarding Russia’s malicious cyber activity, which the U.S. government is referring to as Grizzly Steppe.

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Jan 3rd, 2017 Uncategorized

Cyber Round Up: Prepping for Cyber with ISIL; Trump says Computers Can’t Be Secured; Law Firms and Cyber Security

Military weighs expanded use of cyber, space weapons against ISIL (USA Today):  The battle against ISIS could potentially turn to cyber, a recent article says.  The report says that military leaders have been preparing options for President-elect Trump in both cyber and space that could change the nature of the battle against the terrorist group.   […]

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Jan 3rd, 2017 Uncategorized

Cyber Round Up: Incentives for Cyber Firms; Increased Cyber Workforce Is Not The Answer; Cyber in 2017

Incentives need to change for firms to take cyber-security more seriously (The Economist): An article this week contemplated a potential way to influence firms to increase cybersecurity.  Not surprisingly, the article from The Economist suggested that economic incentives could be beneficial.  The piece points out that software developers do not suffer when their products are flawed, […]

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Dec 20th, 2016 Uncategorized

Report: Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity that was created earlier this year released its final report yesterday.   One article discussing  the report said it consists of 16 recommendations, including further cooperation between the government and private sector, a cyber security ambassador to the international community, and more “top-down” solutions to cyber that remove […]

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Cyber Round Up: Obama Cyber Security Commission to Release Final Report; Amazon Unveils Cyber Security Service; US and Israel Aim to Cooperate on Cyber Research

Obama cybersecurity commission to present final report Friday (The Hill):  Today will be the final piece of work from President Obama’s Cybersecurity Commission, an earlier report stated.   The commission, which was created earlier this year by an Executive Order, has held six meetings on cybersecurity.  It consists of 12 experts from the public and […]

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Dec 2nd, 2016 Uncategorized

DOJ Responds to Rule 41 Criticisms

Over the past several weeks, this site has commented on the extensive debate over proposed amendments to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.  A summary of the changes and commentary can be found here. The amendments are set to take effect later this week on December 1.  A proposal in Congress is […]

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Cyber Round Up: New Cyber Incident Notification Guidelines; NIST Addresses IoT Connectivity (Full Reports Included)

US-CERT Updates Cybersecurity Incident Notification Guidelines (Health IT Security):  The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team has announced new guidelines that will go into effect on April 1, 2017. The guidelines apply to all government entities at the federal, state and local levels, the article said.  The court defined an incident as something that “actually or imminently […]

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Digital Searches and Seizures: Proposed Amendments to Rule 41 of Criminal Procedure

Report discussing the proposed changes to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41 in regards to digital searches and seizures.  

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Sep 12th, 2016 Uncategorized

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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

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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