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Cyber Round Up: General pleads guilty in Stuxnet probe; Russian hacker arrested abroad; National Guard a unique contributor to cybersecurity

4 star general snagged for lying in Stuxnet leak probe (Politico):  One of Obama’s closest generals pleaded guilty earlier this week in relation to leaks regarding U.S. cybersecurity efforts abroad, Politico reports. The article says General James Cartwright pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators about his communication of classified information with a reporter and biographer.  While […]

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US to launch cyberattack against Russia; CIA Director comments on ‘unprecedented’ cyber threats; Weaknesses in Aviation Systems

Obama administration asks CIA to prepare revenge cyber attack against Russia (Independent): Significant media coverage in recent days has been devoted to the potential U.S. response to Russia’s election hacks, including an article from Independent.  President Obama has asked the agency to explore potential options for a response attack, the article says.  Vice President Biden, […]

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Cyber Round Up: Obama’s $19B Cybersecurity Plan, US IT Professionals Overconfident in Cyberattack detection, Secure Your Plant: Managing Risk Posed by Hackers that Target IIOT

Obama’s $19B Cybersecurity plan takes aim at cybercrime, underscores skills gap (SearchCIO): President Obama recently unveiled a Cybersecurity National Action Plan (“CNAP”) which is a highlight of the budget being proposed for the 2017 fiscal year, according to a SearchCIO article by Francesca Sales. The article indicates that some of the key areas of CNAP […]

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Cyber Round Up: Japan Hosting “White Hat” Hackers to Test Security Systems; US Government Slow to Upgrade Cybersecurity Protections; US Assisting Ukraine Investigate Electrical Grid Hack

Japan Hosting “White Hat” Hackers to Test Security Systems (The Asahi Shimbun): Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (“METI”) will be testing the security systems of the nation’s utilities industry including electricity, gas, and water, according to The Asahi Shimbun. METI will be inviting hackers to find vulnerabilities and penetrate the security systems of the target companies that […]

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Cyber Round Up: U.S. Strengthens Cyber Defenses while recruiting 6,000 cyber-warriors, RSA:CyberSecurity industry is ‘fundamentally broken’, Who’s Really in Charge in case of a US Cyberattack?

U.S. Grapples with Controlling ‘cyber-munitions’ while Recruiting 6,000 new Cyber-Warriors (TechRepublic): According to TechRepublic, the development of code-based tools, known as cyber-munitions, which can wreak havoc in the world of cyber, is a burgeoning, worldwide industry.  The article states that this is troubling since these cyber-munitions were originally developed by or controlled by the U.S. government, […]

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China Continues to Sponsor, Facilitate Cyber Operations Against Neighbors

As a follow-up to yesterday’s Round Up, both eWeek and The Hacker News have reported that China has, or is currently sponsoring cyber intrusions into civil, government and military organizations throughout the Asia-Pacific region.  Whereas, both Information Week, and eWeek  linked the Naikon hacking group to an ongoing Advanced Persistent Threat campaign launched against several […]

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U.S. and China Working on Bilateral Cyber Arms Deal

The United States and China will negotiate a cyber arms deal during Chinese President Xi’s visit to Washington this week, reports The New York Times.  According to the article, officials involved in the talks told The New York Times that the deal will most likely include a commitment by each party to “be the first to […]

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Cyber Round Up: Homeland Security websites vulnerable to cyber attack, Kremlin-backed hackers spying on Europe, Asia, US: cybersecurity firm, Cyberthreat Posed by China and Iran Confounds White House

Homeland Security Websites Vulnerable to Cyber Attack — Audit (Reuters): An Inspector General (IG) Audit identified vulnerabilities on internal websites at both the United States Secret Service (USSS) and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Reuters reported.  The Reuters article states that the issues identified could allow unauthorized users to access sensitive data and the websites in question […]

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Cyber Round Up: Phishing Campaigns Target Critical Infrastructure, Energy Department Struck by Cyber Attacks, Cybersecurity Danger is Growing

Phishing Campaigns Target Critical Infrastructure (The Hill): The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), released a report last week warning critical infrastructure providers about a nefarious spear-phishing campaign, according to The Hill.  According to the article, this campaign involves Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors initiating phishing e-mails that are targeting users within the energy, manufacturing, chemical, […]

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Iran’s Cyber Revenge

In 2010, the United States and Israel reportedly attacked Iran’s nuclear enrichment center using a computer worm that caused about 1,000 centrifuges to self-destruct.  From recent reports by cybersecurity firms Norse and Cylance*, it appears that Iranians have begun a cycle of cyber retaliation. Unlike nuclear technology, cyber tools provide Iran with a usable weapon with […]

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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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