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Cyber Round Up: Chinese Hackers Still Attacking U.S. Companies, CIA Revamps Cybersecurity Approach, Federal Cybersecurity Spending Up Five-Fold

Chinese Hackers Still Attacking U.S. Companies (Crowdstrike):  According to a Crowdstrike blog post, cyber hackers affiliated with the Chinese government have continued to attempt to gain unauthorized access into the systems of the U.S. companies.  Crowdstrike, a cybersecurity company that provides services to private companies, reported that in the past three weeks since the cyber […]

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NSA Surveillance Activities Linked to CIA Drone Program

The Washington Post reports that several documents leaked earlier this year by Edward Snowden establish a collaborative relationship between the National Security Agency (NSA) and its surveillance activities and the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) drone program. Specifically, The Post and Mashable explain that the NSA’s Internet traffic and email interception practices coupled with elite hacking […]

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Beware the Cyber “Mass-Shooter”

Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency and Retired Air Force General Michael Hayden, speaking at a cybersecurity panel organized and webcast by The Washington Post, warned that, within five years, a digital mass shooter will emerge with cyber weapon capabilities currently only available to organized crime rings and nation […]

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Gen. Hayden’s 5 things to look out for: SATSA

I just got back from SATSA's 8th Annual Conference on National & International Security.  The conference was expertly run, with a great range of panelists that spoke on fascinating topics.  The food was good, too (most importantly). I'm going to focus in one the conference's keynote speaker; it's hard not to.  General Michael Hayden (ret.) […]

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In Cyber Era, Militaries Scramble For New Skills: Reuters

On Feb. 9th, 2012, Peter Apps reported for Reuters on the US military's response to cyber-warfare.  Specifically, the article explains how the US military (and militaries around the world) are relaxing entrance requirements in order to recruit more computer specialists.  The US military trains these computer specialists to both defend US military networks and, according […]

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Feb 10th, 2012 cyber attack, Cyber Command

Defenses Against Hackers Are Like The Maginot Line: WSJ

On Jan. 13th, 2012, Jennifer Valentino-DeVries and Julia Angwin reported for the Wall Street Journal on recent comments by Gen. Keith Alexander, CyberComm/NSA head.  The article quoted Gen. Alexander as comparing current US cyber-defense efforts to the Maginot Line.  As a quick reminder, the Maginot Line was an impressive series of French fortifications designed to […]

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Jan 13th, 2012 cyber attack, Cyber Command

Time Travelin’ Through Cyberspace: Bloomberg

This is pretty cool. On Jan. 4th, 2012, Elizabeth Lopatto reported for Bloomberg on a new scientific advancement out of Upstate New York.  According to the article, researchers from Cornell have managed to create a pocket of time by manipulating beams of light.  The pocket is only a few trillionths of a second.  I'd recommend […]

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For The Lulz: Wired

Quinn Norton wrote for Wired's Threat Level blog on the hacker/hacktivist/blackhat/whitehat/activist/vigilante/terrorist/punk-kid group Anonymous.  The article is split into three parts, two of which are available right now.  These articles are highly amusing and present an in-depth analysis of Anonymous. Why should you care about Anonymous?  For one, they've had some high-profile cyberattacks.  Anonymous and its […]

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Jan 4th, 2012 anonymity, cyber attack

Did Iran Hijack The ‘Beast’? US Experts Cautious About Bold Claims: The Christian Science Monitor

This is deja vu all over again.  If there has been one constant throughout this entire drone episode, it's that no one expert can agree on anything. On Dec. 16th, 2011, Mark Clayton reported for the Christian Science Monitor on an Iranian engineer's claim that Iran took control of a US RQ-170 stealth drone by […]

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U.S. Probing Alleged Cyberattack Plot By Venezuela, Iran: Washington Times

On Dec. 13th, 2011, Shaun Waterman wrote for the Washington Times on the reported cyberattack plot against US nuclear plants.  Again, the basic idea being that the Iranians and Venezuelans may have coordinated a cyberattack plot with the help of a Venezuelan diplomat (who is currently in the US right now).  This article has much […]

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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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