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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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INSCT & NATO CCDCOE Holding Workshop on Human Rights in Cyberspace

After hosting a successful workshop on ‘Controlling Economic Cyber Espionage‘ in June 2015, the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Center of Excellence (“CCDCOE”) will host a second workshop in October 2015.  The two-day workshop, ‘Human Rights in Cyberspace‘, will focus on the applicability of International Human Rights Law (“IHRL”) in cyberspace.  Participants include […]

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Bitcoin: The Portal Connecting the Virtual With the Physical is Widening

The independent financial technology newswire Finextra reported on Friday that a residential developer in Shanghai is promoting sales by accepting virtual payments with Bitcoins. Accordingly, in late October, the Shanda Group opened sales of 300 planned apartments, which were sold out only minutes after they were offered. Due to the Hong Kong-based South China Morning […]

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Anonymity in Cyberspace Takes a Hit

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) upheld an Estonian court’s decision to hold the local news site, Delfi AS, liable for comments posted anonymously in response to a published story.  Effectively, ECHR found that attaching such liability to the news site did not violate its right to freedom of expression, Paid Content reports. In […]

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India Reacts to Snowden Leak

In light of recent news of US cyber surveillance practices, The Times of India reports the Indian government will soon restrict its employees’ usage of Gmail and other email providers with US-based servers in an effort to increase security. IT Minister Kapil Sibal commented on the upcoming changes noting that all Indian government officials living […]

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Fusing Engineers and Lawyers

“So in order to understand the future of politics, business, diplomacy and other important sectors, one must understand how technology is driving major changes in those areas,” wrote Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen in their recent book The New Digital Age.  They are right about that, at least. Here is a two-minute video of Joel […]

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Warning: American Bar Association calls for lawyers to address cyber security – Commentary

On 11/29/12, I heard the President of the American Bar Association (ABA) speak of a new national task force on cyber. In my opinion, this could be good or bad. The issues raised by cyberspace and especially cyber security will not be resolved by an army of lawyers marching  on its own.  Cyber is nearly […]

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The Unexpected Importance of Geography in a Digital World – The Economist

The October 29, 2012 issue of The Economist has a lengthy special report on technology and geography entitled, “Location, Location, Location.”  Parts of it, I believe, are behind the subsrcibers’ only paywall, but at least parts are available to all.  For my students, I would call this an excellent update to Jack Goldsmith’s book Who […]

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Oct 28th, 2012 anonymity, future, regulation

More On The New Defense Strategy

I read through the new defense strategy, focusing mostly on the cyber-issues.  You can find it here, attached to a New York Times op-ed titled A Leaner Pentagon. It didn't say anything groundbreaking with regard to cyberwarfare.  One major point of the strategy was that the US military must be able to project power despite […]

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Enrollment Open for Online Cyber Security Law and Policy Course

Follow this link for details of the course sponsored by the Institute for National Security & Counter Terrorism, and joint endeavor of the College of Law and of the Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, designated a National Center of Academic Excellence by the National Security Agency.

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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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