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Cyber Round Up: Army Possible Cyber Branch; NATO Recognizes Military Response to Cyber Attack; Pay Scale for Federal Cyber Pros; Removing Limits to Cyber Education; Grassley Comments at National Cyber Seminar; Home Depot Cyber Breach; Senator Feinstein’s Cyber Security Bill

•The Army News Service released a report on Wednesday that the army activated a Cyber Protection Brigade, the first of its kind in the Army, and a discussion of a new cyber branch is in the works. • Should the feds create a job category and salary scale for government cybersecurity workers — or is […]

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Brazil, Germany Submit Draft Resolution to UNGA in Response to NSA

The 68th session of the United Nation’s General Assembly has convened with an eye toward enhancing international regulation of cyberspace and, as The Nation reports, two of the main rivaling superpowers—the U.S. and Russia—appear prepared to make concessions. However, according to The Miami Herald, in light of recent news of National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance […]

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ACLU Releases Documents Detailing DHS Search and Seizure Practices at the Border

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has released a series of government documents obtained by its client, David House, as a result of his lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). House, a friend of Chelsea Manning, filed suit against DHS after his laptop, USB drive, and camera were seized by U.S. customs officials […]

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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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Today’s Cybernews

On November 4th, 2011, Reuters reported how China scorned the most recent report by the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive (see blog post below) and called it irresponsible.  In a shocking turn of events, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei rejected the report and repeated Beijing's long-standing position that it is a victim of […]

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Palestinians Hit By Cyberattack Following Success At Unesco: The Guardian

On November 1st, 2011, Harriet Sherwood reported for the Guardian on how internet services in both the West Bank and Gaza have come under a sustained cyberattack by unknown hackers.  Palestinian Authority spokesman Ghassan Khatib was quoted as saying "There has been a sustained attack since the morning from many sources in many countries.  It […]

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China Is In The Cyber Crosshairs: Government Computer News

On October 28th, 2011, William Jackson wrote for Government Computer News on how it is increasingly apparent that China is behind a lot of hacking and espionage that is going on in the United States, and whether an international response is called for.  Although there are always attribution problems, the article notes that China hosts […]

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Foreign Hackers Putting UK Firms Out Of Business: The Daily Telegraph

On October 24th, 2011, Con Coughlin reported for The Daily Telegraph on how hacking by foreign governments and corporations is putting British companies out of business. Citing remarks from Maj Gen Jonathan Shaw, the head of the British Ministry of Defence's cyber security program, the article notes that British firms routinely have valuable commercial information […]

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Who is Behind Duqu? MSNBC

On October 20th, 2011, Paul Wagenseil reported for MSNBC on the mystery that is Duqu.  Again, Duqu is a new variant on the Stuxnet worm and has been aptly named "the son of Stuxnet."  However, it is unclear who exactly is behind Duqu. Stuxnet was designed to disrupt operations at Iranian nuclear-weapons facilities, and is […]

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The Son of Stuxnet: Wired

On October 18th, 2011, Kim Zetter reported for Wired on how a new piece of malware using some of the same techniques as Stuxnet has been found infecting systems in Europe.  Liam Murchu, a cybersecurity expert for Symantec, said that the new malware, named “Duqu” [dü-kyü], appears to have been written by the same authors […]

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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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