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Cyber Round Up: Belgium to Join NATO CCDCOE, Anonymous ‘Intel’ Encounters Credibility Issues, U.S. Congressional Commission Recommends Consideration of Hackbacks

Belgium to Join NATO CCDCOE (CCDCOE):  Belgium is set to join the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence (“CCDCOE”) as a Sponsoring Nation, according to the organization’s website.  According to the website, the CCDCOE is a “knowledge hub” that focuses on interdisciplinary applied research and development in the field of cyber security.  Belgium already […]

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Pros and Cons of Hacking Back

Imagine: You are the CEO of a multi-million dollar company. Aware of the current cyber climate, you budgeted out a large chunk of your company’s money for cybersecurity. This morning you received a phone call from the head of security alerting you to a cyber breach. The good news is that your security team was able to discover […]

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Cyber Round Up: US Arms Vulnerable; Hacked: Malaysia Airlines and Israel Defense Computers; World Forum Corporate Cybersecurity

U.S. Arms Programs Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks: Pentagon’s chief weapons tester reported on the cybersecurity of U.S. weapons program, and according to Reuters, the results are dismal.  Reuters reviewed the findings of the report, which found that nearly every U.S. weapons program tested in fiscal year 2014 showed “significant vulnerabilities” to cyberattacks.  According to Reuters, the report said tests […]

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Cyber Round Up: US Central Command Hacked; Anonymous vs. Islamic Terrorists; NSA Director Pushes for Stronger Cyber Responses; US Denies ‘Hack Back’ Against North Korea

US Central Command Hacked by Islamic Hackers: US Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts have been hacked by a group claiming to back Islamic State, reports BBC News.  While an unnamed Pentagon official said the hacking was an embarrassment but did not appear to be a security threat, one message by the hackers read: “American […]

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Justice Shifts to Cyber From Terrorists With Reorganization Announced Today

“The US Justice Department is shifting the focus of its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber instead of spies,” writes Lawfare.  “U.S. national security prosecutors shift focus from spies to cyber,” proclaims Reuters.  “DOJ heightens focus on state-backed cyber crime” is The Hill’s headline.  All are reacting to a press release from the […]

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Cyber Round Up: Iran Cyber Attacks on Israel; Cybersecurity Companies Taking Advantage of Consumers; Retailers Cybersecurity Responsibilities; Scamming the Scammers; The New Yorker on Anonymous

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu states Iran is behind cyber attacks against Israel, read the story by The Jerusalem Post here. Are cybersecurity companies focused on protected consumer’s computers, or scaring them into buying more protection? Scientific American reports on the lack of oversight of cybersecurity companies and their tendency to exaggerate threats to increase profits. USA TODAY […]

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From Heists to Hacktivists: 2013 Cybersecurity in Review

The Washington Post called it, “The Year of Cybersecurity,” while very early on other media outlets were dubbing 2013, “The Year of the Hack.”  Whatever you call it, 2013 brought a host of cybersecurity issues to the front of many legal and political debates.  Since we are still freshly into the new year (and since […]

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Endgame Creator a Proponent of Hackback

At the Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs in New York a few weeks ago, the creator of Endgame, Chris Rouland, lobbied for broader hackback authority to be given to government agencies and private firms.  However, as Forbes reports, Rouland was speaking for himself and not as an Endgame executive.  Rouland stepped down as […]

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Oct 20th, 2013 hackback, Law, Legislation

Blog Author “Zach” Receives National Award

If you are a regular of this blog, you know that “Zach” is the primary author of posts here.  I am just the editor.  I noticed that he has not revealed his non-cyber identity, so I will respect that while trying to deliver accolades. Yesterday, I received word that he had won a significant 2013 […]

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Apr 25th, 2013 hackback

A Typology for Evaluating Active Cyber Defenses: Lawfare

For your consideration, Paul Rosenzweig wrote a very good post for Lawfare considering active defense/hackback and a possible typology for active cyber defense. In his cybersecurity law & policy courses, one of Prof. Snyder’s favorite lines is that we need to get the lawyers and the techies in the same room and we need to […]

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Apr 16th, 2013 Cyber Exploitation

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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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