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Newly discovered spyware breaks ground, raises policy questions, says Politico

http://politi.co/2bFqXnl , for the full article.

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Aug 28th, 2016 Uncategorized

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 Operations: Improving the Military Cybersecurity Posture in an Uncertain Threat Environment

Cyber Operations: Improving the Military Cybersecurity Posture in an Uncertain Threat Environment — hearing before the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Vulnerabilities. The full report is available below.  

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Section 702, the IV Amendment, and Art. III: The Muhtorov (Non-)Decision

Section 702, the Fourth Amendment, and Article III: The Muhtorov (Non-)Decision (Just Security):  A recent article in Just Security discusses a recent ruling issued out of the District Court for the District of Colorado.  According to the article, Judge Kane denied the motion to suppress evidence obtained under section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance […]

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China Forges Cyber Agreement with the UK

China and the United Kingdom has agreed, during a joint press conference, to refrain from conducting cyber-espionage activities against each other’s commercial companies, The Guardian reported.  According to the article, both nations agreed not to steal commercial secrets using cyber-espionage.  This follows a similar agreement between China and the U.S. (More on the U.S.-China agreement can be […]

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NATO Conducts Seventh Annual Cyber Coalition Exercise

From November 18 to November 20, NATO conducted its seventh annual Cyber Coalition Exercise, NATO reported. According to NATO, the three day exercise, dubbed “Cyber Coalition 2014”, was designed to test the “Alliance’s ability to defend its networks” from the myriad of threats that exist in the cyber domain. Additionally, NATO Assistant Secretary General for […]

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Deputizing a Cyber Posse

“Since the time of Wyatt Earp, through the fighting of drug cartels in modern Mexico, there has been a recognized need in times of great societal imbalance or where specialized expertise is needed, for government to commission the support of the citizenry,” reports a recent Forbes’ article recommending the commission of a Cyber Posse. As […]

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Congressional Hearing on Internet Governance

“Ensuring the Security, Stability, Resilience, and Freedom of the Global Internet” was the title of a hearing held on April 2, 2014, by the Communications and Technology subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Here are the witnesses and links to their prepared testimony, plus news coverage and full […]

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New Material for the Critical Infrastructures Debate: China Estimated to Target Hollywood

On Wednesday, the LA Times reported on information security company Mandiant’s outlook, due to which Hollywood may become the next target for Chinese state-sponsored hacking. Due to the news outlet, the cited report (according to my research not yet released) identified at least one hack into a major entertainment company, which it traced back to the People’s Liberation Army […]

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Hacking Team: The Italian Spyware Company’s Data Laundry Operations in the U.S.

The Issue The Milan-based spyware firm HT S.r.l., also known as Hacking Team, provided several repressive regimes with an Internet surveillance tool, which routes the data tapped at a targeted device through a series of servers in different countries. The purpose is to obscure the data’s final destination and thus the eavesdropper. In the course […]

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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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