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New GAO report: Internet of Things Status and implications of an increasingly connected world

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May 16th, 2017 IoT, Uncategorized

Cyber Round Up: Government Lawyers Need More Tech Training; Senators Demand Answers from Yahoo; HHS another agency lacking in security

Government lawyers don’t understand the internet.  That’s a problem (Washington Post):  A recent article by the Washington Post discussed challenges government lawyers face when it comes to technical issues.  The article discusses numerous cases in which the Department of Justice simply got it wrong when it came to understanding technical issues in different cases.  The article […]

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Sep 27th, 2016 cybersecurity, DOJ, GAO, yahoo

DHS Has Done Little To Protect Port Facilities

Gregory C. Wilshusen, Director of Information Security Issues for the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) testified before the Committee on Homeland Security Issues and the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, House of Representatives, on the state of cybersecurity at the nation’s maritime critical infrastructure.  The testimony was based on an audit conducted by the GAO […]

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Cyber Round Up: U.S.-China IP Theft Agreement, Clapper Skeptical of U.S.-China Cyber Agreement, U.S. Agencies Still have Weak Cybersecurity — GAO

U.S.-China Sign IP Theft Agreement (ICE.gov):  The director of the U.S. National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (“IPR Center”) and the director general of China’s General Administration of China Customs (“GACC”) signed an intellectual property rights addendum to a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) that was signed by the two nations in 2011, according to an ICE press […]

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Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Update

On Jan. 10th, 2012, Elizabeth Montalbano reported for InformationWeek Government on a new federal initiative to protect critical infrastructure.  The article explained that the DHS and the US Department of Energy has teamed up to create the Electric Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Maturity Model.  The model would "identify how secure the electricity grid currently is […]

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Jan 10th, 2012 White House

GAO v. White House: How is that Cyber Security Thing Coming?

On July 14, 2010, The White House released on its website (appatently no PDF or hardcopy is available) a report entitled: Cybersecurity Progress after President Obama’s Address [of March 2009]. A few weeks before, the Government Accountablity Office released: CYBERSECURITY – Key Challenges Need to Be Addressed to Improve Research and Development.  ALthough not entirely, the […]

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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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