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Cyber Round Up: Belgium to Join NATO CCDCOE, Anonymous ‘Intel’ Encounters Credibility Issues, U.S. Congressional Commission Recommends Consideration of Hackbacks

Belgium to Join NATO CCDCOE (CCDCOE):  Belgium is set to join the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence (“CCDCOE”) as a Sponsoring Nation, according to the organization’s website.  According to the website, the CCDCOE is a “knowledge hub” that focuses on interdisciplinary applied research and development in the field of cyber security.  Belgium already […]

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Cyber Vigilantes Operate Unhindered by Governments in Fight Against ISIS

As you scroll through your news feed, take notice all the articles on hacktivist groups and activities.  Through issues like the Sony and Ashley Madison breaches and the release of U.S. military personnel information by ISIS supporters, hacktivism has earned a place in our daily vocabulary.  After almost any big “real-world” event, you can now expect “cyber” action from these hacktivist groups.  […]

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Cyber Round Up: Anonymous Declares War on ISIS, Ghost Security Group Targets ISIS Online Activities

Anonymous Declares War on ISIS (NBC News):  Anonymous, the hacker group, has reportedly declared war on ISIS following the attacks on Paris, according NBC News.  A video has been released, although not yet verified, where a “spokesperson” for the group warned ISIS of “massive cyber attacks”, the article continued.  A tweet from the group’s official […]

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GhostSec’s #OpISIS Draws Criticism from Private Companies and Security Professionals

Anonymous has begun another campaign to purge the internet of what it deems “pro-Islamic State” websites and social media accounts, according to the news outlet RT.  The group responsible for carrying out the campaign, dubbed “#OpISIS”, is called GhostSec.  According to the group’s post, targeted websites include those that are frequently used by the Islamic State to […]

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A Hacktivist View of US Cybersecurity

When those in power break their own laws then there is no law and no moral authority; there are just competing factions in an international power struggle to control resources. – Jeremy Hammond, Anonymous hacktivist. Following the SONY and CENTCOM cyber attacks, there has been a lot of discussion about the difference between nation-state and individual hackers, large-scale […]

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Cyber Round Up: US Central Command Hacked; Anonymous vs. Islamic Terrorists; NSA Director Pushes for Stronger Cyber Responses; US Denies ‘Hack Back’ Against North Korea

US Central Command Hacked by Islamic Hackers: US Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts have been hacked by a group claiming to back Islamic State, reports BBC News.  While an unnamed Pentagon official said the hacking was an embarrassment but did not appear to be a security threat, one message by the hackers read: “American […]

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Cyber Round Up: Iran Cyber Attacks on Israel; Cybersecurity Companies Taking Advantage of Consumers; Retailers Cybersecurity Responsibilities; Scamming the Scammers; The New Yorker on Anonymous

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu states Iran is behind cyber attacks against Israel, read the story by The Jerusalem Post here. Are cybersecurity companies focused on protected consumer’s computers, or scaring them into buying more protection? Scientific American reports on the lack of oversight of cybersecurity companies and their tendency to exaggerate threats to increase profits. USA TODAY […]

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Cyber Roundup: Including More Updates from President Obama’s January 17th Speech

To start, here’s another update from President Obama’s January 17th speech regarding changes to the government’s surveillance activities.  The Washington Post reports that, yesterday, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approved a motion modifying the most recent primary order that authorized the Section 215 phone records program.  More specifically, as reported by the Post, these amendments make is so that […]

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From Heists to Hacktivists: 2013 Cybersecurity in Review

The Washington Post called it, “The Year of Cybersecurity,” while very early on other media outlets were dubbing 2013, “The Year of the Hack.”  Whatever you call it, 2013 brought a host of cybersecurity issues to the front of many legal and political debates.  Since we are still freshly into the new year (and since […]

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Cyber Roundup: Route Hijacking Ups Its Game; Advice from a “White Hat Hacker”; Australian Government Data Found on Privately Sold Memory Cards

A recent research study revealed that memory cards being sold on the Internet contained sensitive Australian government data.  According to the study, “It is evident that actions must be taken by second[-]hand auction sites[] and the media to raise awareness and educate end-users on how to dispose of data in an appropriate manner.” A December […]

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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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