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Cyber Round Up: Cyber Hygiene Bill Introduced, CyberSecurity: An Important Element of Foreign Policy, Cybersecurity Litigation: Regulation and Legislation

House Dem. Eshoo Introduces Cyber Hygiene Bill (The Hill): Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA) introduced the “Promoting Good Cyber Hygiene Act” which would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to create voluntary guidelines for securing networks, according to the article.  The […]

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Cyber Round Up: Cybersecurity in Federal Procurement, FTC to Police Cybersecurity, NIST Cyber Standards Report

Guidance Memorandum Drafted to Improve Cybersecurity (The National Law Review):  The Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) issued a draft memorandum aimed at improving cybersecurity protections in the Federal acquisitions sector.  The proposed guidance imposes requirements on two types of systems: 1) systems “operated on behalf of the government” such as data processing services; and […]

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Webcast Today, Cybersecurity: Next Steps for Government and Industry

Bloomberg Government is hosting an event today, March 6, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern which is sold out in-person but which can be viewed live and free via webcast.  From their website: Join White House Cybersecurity Czar Michael Daniel and NIST Director Dr. Patrick Gallagher, together with industry leaders, for an interactive conversation about the […]

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Maryland Expands its Cybersecurity Dominance

CBS reports that recently Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and Senator Barbara Mikulusk (D. Maryland) came together in the Maryland statehouse and created a partnership by bringing together federal, state and private industry actors to expand the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence and move it into a permanent home. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence was established in […]

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Full NIST Cyber Framework Released to the Public

As promised, here is the full National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cyber framework.     Federal News Radio reports: The [framework] is centered around five core functions — identify, protect, detect, respond and recover — which can provide a high-level, strategic view of an organization’s management of cybersecurity risk. Under each of these […]

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NIST Releases Cybersecurity Guidelines Draft

In compliance with an executive order that was issued this past February, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a draft of its preliminary cybersecurity guidelines that aim to help secure IT systems. The draft reads: The Framework complements, and does not replace, and organization’s existing business or cybersecurity management process and cybersecurity program. […]

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Cyber ecosystem to smother cyber strikes: Nextgov

Interesting little tidbit from Aliya Sternstein over at Nextgov.  Apparently the Obama administration is interested in building a “virtual community that would prompt computers worldwide to instantly, en mass, suppress cyberattacks, sometimes without humans at the keyboard.”  The concept is only at research solicitation stage, with DHS and NIST (the same people behind NSTIC) heading […]

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Sep 11th, 2012 cyber attack, technology

Cyber roundup (4/10): In defense of CISPA, an analysis of information-sharing, cyber-threats hamstring U.S. cooperation with allies, a global cyber arms race, NSTIC’s pilot program moves forward, and the CFAA and your employer’s computer use policy

A busy night in cyber news . . . *** On 4/10, Gerry Smith reported for the Huffington Post on how lawmakers are defending CISPA, a House cybersecurity proposal.  Notably, CISPA's authors–Rep. Mike Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger–rebutted criticisms that CISPA doesn't protect consumers "from having their private data shared with the government."  Privacy groups argue […]

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NSTIC commits $2.5 million to build governance body | ZDNet

ZDNet reports on March 14, 2012, that the National Institute of Standards of Technology is offering grant money “to establish an independent steering committee led by the private sector that works in conjunction with the federal government to support” the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, quoting  Jeremy Grant, senior executive adviser for identity […]

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Will A Standardized System For Verifying Web Identity Ever Catch On? CNN

On Feb. 15th, 2012, Mark Milian reported for CNN on web identity management.  Noting the weakness inherent to passwords, Milian mentioned one of our favorite identity management proposals: NSTIC (National Strategy for Trusted Indentities in Cyberspace).  Again, the idea behind NSTIC is that people can choose an entity (perhaps a company like Google, or Paypal) […]

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Feb 26th, 2012 Identity Management

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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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