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President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies Report–“Liberty and Security in a Changing World”

Last week, we posted a link to the December 12 report by the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, entitled “Liberty and Security in a Changing World.”  The report set out recommendations for the Government with an eye toward striking the proper balance between respecting privacy and civil liberties and protecting national security […]

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NSA and CyberCom: Looking at the Leadership

The debate continues over the propriety of a single commander directing both the National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Cyber Command (CyberCom) in a recently published article by The Washington Post.  Here are some of the pros and cons of permitting General Keith Alexander, or his successor, to wear both hats: PROS NSA and CyberCom operate […]

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Senate Moving Away From Comprehensive Approach to Cybersecurity?

Jacob Olcott, former counsel to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, believes the Senate will likely take a piecemeal approach to cyber legislation whereby all committees with cybersecurity interests or oversight will draft their own versions of a bill, according to Government Info Security. You can read or listen to an interview with Olcott […]

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Cybersecurity at Risk – NYTimes.com

In an editorial entitled “Cybersecurity at Risk” published in the print edition on August 1, 2012,  the New York Times argues: The Lieberman-Collins bill should be voted by the Senate this week and then merged with the House version so a law can be enacted this year. If not, and a catastrophic cyberattack occurs, Americans […]

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Wording in cyberwar bill begs question: Who’s in charge? (CNet)

On 5/11, Elinor Mills wrote a very interesting article for CNet on the approval process for U.S. military offensive operations in cyberspace.  The Washington Post previously hinted that the new rules of engagement for offensive U.S. military cyberattacks would require presidential approval.  However, according to the CNet article, there is ambiguity in the language of […]

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May 13th, 2012 Cyber Command, warfare

Cyber Roundup (5/6): NSA/CyberComm head wants mandatory cybersecurity standards, Senate Dems considering modifying the CSA, DoD cyber teams, and natural gas companies suffer a cyber attack

A quick survey of today's cyber news . . . *** Ellen Nakashima reported for The Washington Post on Gen. Keith Alexander's (NSA/CyberComm head) thoughts on private sector cybersecurity.  According to the article, Gen. Alexander believes that any cyber legislation should require private companies to fortify their own networks to federal standards.  The Gen. also […]

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Military leaders seek higher profile for Pentagon’s Cyber Command unit: WashPo

On May 1st, 2012, Ellen Nakashima reported for the Washington Post on CyberComm's bid for full combatant command status.  According to the article, Gen. Dempsey (chairman of the JCS) will recommend that DefSec Panetta make the upgrade.  Combatant commands are joint service US military organizations with responsibility for either defined geographic areas (usually continents) or […]

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May 2nd, 2012 Cyber Command

Shady Companies With Ties to Israel Wiretap the U.S. for the NSA: Wired

On April 3rd, 2012, James Bamford wrote for Wired on NSA wiretapping.  Bamford had previously written a controversial article on the NSA's new spy palace in Utah.  This article was no less controversial.  To begin, Bamford claimed that the NSA is careless with the data it monitors.  Notably, the NSA relies on "obscure and questionable […]

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Apr 4th, 2012 Criticism, privacy

Military’s cyber chief backs increased oversight of critical infrastructure: Federal Times

On March 28th, 2012, Nicole Blake Johnson reported for the Federal Times on recent comments by CyberComm/NSA head Gen. Keith Alexander.  Specifically, the General testified that critical infrastructure owners are not even taking simple steps–such as installing updates and patches–to ensure basic cybersecurity.  Seeing that this is the case, the General recommended that privately owned […]

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Cyber Roundup (3/28): A glimpse at cyber ROEs, China behind RSA attack, Richard Clarke on Stuxnet and China, and a growing N. Korean cyber threat

A busy night in cyber news . . . *** Carlo Munoz reported for The Hill on the upcoming release of cyber rules of engagement (ROE) for the U.S. military.  Mostly citing to testimony given by Gen. Keith Alexander (CyberComm/NSA), the article explained that the ROEs will "expand existing Pentagon protocols regarding cyberattacks beyond military […]

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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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