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More on the CyberComm expansion, criticism

Nearly everyone who follows cyber news was buzzing about the CyberComm expansion, and for good reason. Besides the fact that CyberComm is getting a much deserved boost in manpower, I think those force divisions are a really significant development.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, take a look at this Washington Post article.  Before going […]

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Jan 28th, 2013 Criticism, Cyber Command

Pentagon to dramatically boost cybersecurity force: WashPo

The ever-amazing Ellen Nakashima with a very important article for The Washington Post on how DoD is expanding CyberComm.  According to Nakashima, CyberComm–currently made up “of about 900 personnel”–will increase to about 4,900 “troops and civilians.”  More importantly, Nakashima laid out how CyberComm is going to be divided: The plan calls for the creation of […]

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Jan 27th, 2013 cyber attack, Cyber Command

Video of General Alexander Speaking to Symantec Government Symposium on 11/7/12

As noted in a previous post,  General Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command, gave an important speech on November 7, 2012, in which he provided some insight into where responsibilities for cyber security lie through the federal government.  Here is the complete video of his remarks, approximately 49 […]

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Actual Video of SecDef Panetta “Defending the Nation from Cyber Attack” on 10/11/12

 Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta delivers remarks entitled, “Defending the Nation from Cyber Attack” at the Business Executives for National Security on board the USS Intrepid in New York City on October 11, 2012.  Full transcript below. Remarks by Secretary Panetta on Cybersecurity to the Business Executives for National Security, New York City SECRETARY OF […]

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Eric Sigmund: The Law of Armed Conflict Applies to Cyber Warfare

A former student of mine and of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) — Eric Sigmund, Legal Advisor to the International Humanitarian Law Dissemination Team of the American Red Cross – is writing for a blog entitled Humanity in the Midst of War.  On October 2, 2012, Mr. Sigmund published   Rule #1: The […]

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Cyber roundup (9/10): A New Kind of Warfare, Five Eyes, front-line cyber support, and Plan X

Good day for cyber news! *** On September 9th, 2012, the New York Times put out an editorial titled “A New Kind of Warfare.”  The editorial considered the United States’ transition from defensive cybersecurity efforts to offensive cybersecurity efforts.  In doing so, the NYT argued that this “is potentially dangerous territory” where “[c]rucial questions remain […]

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Cyber Roundup (7/1): A cyber branch of the military, crossing the cyber Rubicon, and Stuxnet’s termination date

You know the deal . . . a survey of the past week's recent cyber news. *** Eric Chabrow wrote for GovInfo Security and had a very interesting suggestion: create a cyber branch of the military.  The general idea, concocted by two Army officers, was to "add[] an efficient and effective cyber branch alongside the […]

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Wording in cyberwar bill begs question: Who’s in charge? (CNet)

On 5/11, Elinor Mills wrote a very interesting article for CNet on the approval process for U.S. military offensive operations in cyberspace.  The Washington Post previously hinted that the new rules of engagement for offensive U.S. military cyberattacks would require presidential approval.  However, according to the CNet article, there is ambiguity in the language of […]

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May 13th, 2012 Cyber Command, warfare

Cyber Roundup (5/6): NSA/CyberComm head wants mandatory cybersecurity standards, Senate Dems considering modifying the CSA, DoD cyber teams, and natural gas companies suffer a cyber attack

A quick survey of today's cyber news . . . *** Ellen Nakashima reported for The Washington Post on Gen. Keith Alexander's (NSA/CyberComm head) thoughts on private sector cybersecurity.  According to the article, Gen. Alexander believes that any cyber legislation should require private companies to fortify their own networks to federal standards.  The Gen. also […]

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US Cyber Chief: We Are Fighting A “tide of criminality” (NetworkWorld)

On March 21st, 2012, Michael Cooney reported for NetworkWorld on the DOD's use of funds for cybersecurity.  In the context of Congressional hearings, DOD execs explained that out of a $37 billion overall budget for IT investments, the DOD would use $3.4 billion for cybersecurity.  Of that, Cyber Command would get $182 million. The article […]

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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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