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Cyber ShockWave: Simulation Report and Findings

From the Bipartisan Policy Center: Jun. 28, 2010 On February 16, 2010, a bipartisan group of former senior administration and national security officials participated in a simulated cyber attack on the United States—Cyber ShockWave. The simulation, which was moderated by Wolf Blitzer and broadcast as a special on CNN, provided an unprecedented look at how […]

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Jun 29th, 2010 cyber attack

Senate Homeland Security Committee approves cybersecurity legislation – The Hill’s Hillicon Valley

Senate Homeland Security Committee approves cybersecurity legislation – The Hill's Hillicon Valley. The Hill reports at the link above that: The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs approved a comprehensive cybersecurity bill on Thursday [6/24/10] after amending it to limit the president's authority in the event of a cyber emergency. The bill, co-sponsored […]

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Jun 26th, 2010 Legislation

Government devotes more brainpower and money to cybersecurity

Government devotes more brainpower and money to cybersecurity.  Walter Pincus of the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, 6/22/10 that: "Cybersecurity, fast becoming Washington's growth industry of choice, appears to be in line for a multibillion-dollar injection of federal research dollars, according to a senior intelligence official." Dawn Meyerriecks, deputy director of national intelligence for acquisition […]

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Has The Cyberwar Threat Been Exaggerated? : NPR

Has The Cyberwar Threat Been Exaggerated? : NPR.  National Public Radio sponsored an Oxford-style debate on the motion "The Cyber War Threat Has Been Grossly Exaggerated" before an audience at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on June 16, 2010.  Included on their website at the link above are links to audio recordings of the debate and […]

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Aussies: Get a virus, no Web for you! – Yahoo! News

Aussies: Get a virus, no Web for you! – Yahoo! News.  Does it sound reasonable to you that you should be required to have basic anti-virus and and security software installed in order to access the Internet?  And, that if your machine gets a virus, you can be quarantined (the way Syracuse University does to […]

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U.S. Hampered in Fighting Cyber Attacks, Report Says – WSJ.com

U.S. Hampered in Fighting Cyber Attacks, Report Says – WSJ.com.  The Wall Street Journal reports that the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team (US – CERT) has been found to be largely ineffective by the Department's Inspector General.  Meanwhile, in a column at Infosec Isalnd, Richard Stiennon comments on the report and […]

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F.C.C. Moves to Expand Role in Broadband – NY Times

F.C.C. Moves to Expand Role in Broadband By EDWARD WYATT Published: June 17, 2010 "The commission is looking to give itself the authority to regulate the transmission component of broadband Internet service."   According to the Times, "The proposal would designate broadband transmission as a telecommunications service, which, as with telephone service, would make it […]

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Ontario v. Quon: Supreme Court declines broad ruling on 4th Amendment protections in Cyber

About three hours ago, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Ontario v. Quon.  The Court had been asked for a sweeping opinion about Constitutional protections for  communications such as text messages and emails sent over an employer's computer (which under most relevant definitions includes cell phones and pagers as well as desktops […]

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Lieberman defends emergency Net authority plan | Politics and Law – CNET News

Lieberman defends emergency Net authority plan | Politics and Law – CNET News. The article linked above from CNET.com contains not only information about Senator Lieberman's defense of the legislation he introduced last week, but also information suggesting a position by the Obama Administration.  The article quotes Philip Reitinger of the Department of Homeland Security – […]

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Hearing on 6/16: “Cybersecurity: DHS’ Role, Federal Efforts and National Policy.”

On Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., the Homeland Security Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will conduct a hearing entitled “Cybersecurity: DHS’ Role, Federal Efforts and National Policy."  One of the witnesses will be Stewart A. Baker, who has been posting on FISA, cybersecurity legislation, counter terrorism and The Wall (between intelligence and […]

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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

Anna Maria Castillois 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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