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2009 v. 2017 in Cybersecurity: Comparing Recommendations for 44th and 45th Presidencies from The Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) produced a cybersecurity report in December 2008 for the 44th Presidency (CSIS-44) and built on that to produce a report in January of 2017 for the 45th Presidency (CSIS-45).  What follows is a limited comparison between the two reports. Some of the notable differences between CSIS-44 and CSIS-45 include: […]

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2009 v. 2017 in Cybersecurity: Comparing Recommendations for 44th and 45th Presidencies from The Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) produced a cybersecurity agenda in December 2008 for the 44th Presidency (CSIS:44) and built on that to produce a report in January of 2017 for the 45th Presidency (CSIS:45).  What follows is a high-level overview of each (a future post will compare/contrast the two reports).     […]

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A 21st Century Cyber-Physical Systems Education – Free book from National Academies Press

A 21st Century Cyber-Physical Systems Education examines the intellectual content of the emerging field of Cyber-physical systems (CPS) and its implications for engineering and computer science education. This report is intended to inform those who might support efforts to develop curricula and materials; faculty and university administrators; industries with needs for CPS workers; and current […]

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Dec 29th, 2016 IoT

Cyber Round Up: Cyber can nourish and poison; Do you need Cyber Insurance?; Preparing for the next cyber campaign

Cyber systems can both nourish and poison us. We need to focus on the latter (PBS):  Recent commentary published on PBS stressed the need to focus on the potential harms of cyber as opposed to its benefits.  The column quoted former Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig’s speech in which he used the terms nourish and […]

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DOJ Responds to Rule 41 Criticisms

Over the past several weeks, this site has commented on the extensive debate over proposed amendments to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.  A summary of the changes and commentary can be found here. The amendments are set to take effect later this week on December 1.  A proposal in Congress is […]

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Cyber Round Up: New Cyber Incident Notification Guidelines; NIST Addresses IoT Connectivity (Full Reports Included)

US-CERT Updates Cybersecurity Incident Notification Guidelines (Health IT Security):  The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team has announced new guidelines that will go into effect on April 1, 2017. The guidelines apply to all government entities at the federal, state and local levels, the article said.  The court defined an incident as something that “actually or imminently […]

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Cyber Round Up: Trump’s National Security Pick a Cybersecurity Hawk; McCain calls for Cyber Committee; Three Mobile Hack exposes six million

Trump’s national security pick is a cybersecurity hawk (PC World):  An article late last week analyzed President-elect Trump’s choice for national security adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, and his views on cybersecurity.    The article labeled Flynn as a cybersecurity hawk and discussed his strong views on the matter. The report says that Flynn has called U.S. […]

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Nov 21st, 2016 cybersecurity, Flynn, Trump

DOD Issues New Cyber Rules for Contractors

  In addition to the Rule 41 Amendments recently discussed by this blog, the DoD has clarified cybersecurity guidelines for government contractors.  The rule requires “adequate security”, which is normally equated with the NIST standards, and also establishes a reporting requirement for any time a contractor’s networks are penetrated.   A detailed analysis of the […]

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Nov 18th, 2016 cybersecurity

Cyber Round Up: Cyber key in lame duck Congress; OMB tries to define cyber incident;

In The Lame Duck, How Congress Makes Cybersecurity A Non-Partisan Priority (Forbes):   Cybersecurity could be a major legislative focus of the lame duck Congress, a recent report suggests.   The article says that the long series of recent events has Congress scrambling, mostly in the form of proposed amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act.   […]

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Nov 16th, 2016 cybersecurity, Trump

Tort Liability for Buggy Software

Effectively there is no liability for manufacturers of buggy software.  This is not, however, due to a special exemption in the law enacted to ban software liability.  There is a special exemption to liability enacted by Congress for interactive computer services, and sometimes that overlaps with software.  Generally, however, the reason you can’t sue software […]

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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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