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Cyber Round Up: US Ready to Respond to Russia on Tuesday; Britain’s cybersecurity policy needs common sense; China passes controversial law

US government hackers ‘penetrate’ Russian electric grid and communication lines to be ‘ready’ in case of election day interference (Independent):   A recent report analyzes the present state of the ongoing cyber battle between the U.S. and Russia.   The article, posted just days before the 2016 Presidential Election, says that the U.S. is “in place” […]

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Cyber Round Up: Who is China Really Hacking?; Pentagon Cyber Team Takes Major Operational Step; What a real cyber war would look like

Cyber warfare: Who is China hacking? (CNN):  An article from CNN analyzed the shifts in Chinese cyber warfare strategy.  As mentioned in the recent Presidential debate, China is always on the radar as a potential cyber adversary, the article notes.   The article quotes an official from FireEye as describing China’s cyber capacities as essentially another […]

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Cyber Round Up: Yahoo expected to announce major data breach; Cybersecurity a threat to U.S. Military Supremacy; Attacks on Satellites could be catastrophic (Full Report Included)

Yahoo is expected to confirm a massive data breach, impacting hundreds of of millions of users (Recode):  A report this morning from Recode says that Yahoo has suffered a massive data breach.  The article says that while Yahoo reported an investigation of a breach earlier this summer, the actual numbers may be much worse. According to the […]

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Cyber Roundup: Obama and Putin talk Cybersecurity at G20; Russia implicated in election hacks; China’s cybersecurity laws could cost trillions

Obama met with Putin, Says Hackers Shouldn’t Create a Cyber “Wild, Wild West” (ABC News): President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for 90 minutes at the G20, discussing cybersecurity among other things, an ABC News article says.   Speaking after the meeting, President Obama urged hackers not to turn cyberspace into the “Wild, Wild […]

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UPDATE: Actual letter from Senators Included…Cyber Round Up: Six Senators Urge Obama to Prioritize Cybersecurity at G20; China Sets New Tone in Drafting Cybersecurity Rules; More

Six Senators Urge Obama to Prioritize Cybersecurity at G20 (ABCNews):   Six Democratic Senators wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to prioritize Cybersecurity at the upcoming G20 summit in China.   The ABC News article outlined the reasoning behind the letter signed by Gary Peters (D-MI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), […]

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Cyber Round Up: FBI, DHS Run Nationwide Cyber Campaign, Iranians Indicted on Cyber Crimes, Chinese Cyber Spying Decreased Since Agreement with U.S.

FBI, DHS Run Nationwide Cyber Campaign (Washington Free Beacon): The FBI and DHS began a nationwide campaign warning companies running electrical infrastructure in the country of the dangers posed by cyber threats, according to the Washington Free Beacon. The program began on March 31, and include webinars in eight U.S. states of an “unclassified briefing” called “Ukraine Cyber Attack: […]

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Cyber Round Up: Israel’s Electric Authority Infected with Virus; China Revamps Cyber Force; CERT-In Signs Agreements with 3 Nations

Israel’s Electric Authority Infected with Virus (Times of Israel): The Times of Israel reported that several computers used by the Israel’s Electric Authority is currently experiencing a “severe cyber-attack”. According to the article, the Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz confirmed the attack is ongoing, adding that the ministry is “already handling it” in collaboration with […]

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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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Cyber Round Up: NSA Director Warns of Greater Cyber Attack, Hack Against U.S. Research Facility Tied to China, China Reportedly Arrests Hackers U.S. Named

NSA Director Warns of Greater Cyber Attack (PC Magazine):  Admiral Michael Rogers of the U.S. Cyber Command and NSA warned of cyber attacks greater than cyber activities currently targeting U.S. assets, according to PC Magazine.  The article further stated that Director Rogers explained that today, hackers are conducting reconnaissance activities,  whereas in the future, actors […]

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Cyber Round Up: U.S.-China IP Theft Agreement, Clapper Skeptical of U.S.-China Cyber Agreement, U.S. Agencies Still have Weak Cybersecurity — GAO

U.S.-China Sign IP Theft Agreement (ICE.gov):  The director of the U.S. National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (“IPR Center”) and the director general of China’s General Administration of China Customs (“GACC”) signed an intellectual property rights addendum to a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) that was signed by the two nations in 2011, according to an ICE press […]

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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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