Archive for July, 2010

GAO v. White House: How is that Cyber Security Thing Coming?

On July 14, 2010, The White House released on its website (appatently no PDF or hardcopy is available) a report entitled: Cybersecurity Progress after President Obama’s Address [of March 2009]. A few weeks before, the Government Accountablity Office released: CYBERSECURITY – Key Challenges Need to Be Addressed to Improve Research and Development.  ALthough not entirely, the […]

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15 nations agree to start working together to reduce cyberwarfare threat

On July 17, 2010, The Washington Post reported that  "15 nations agree to start working together to reduce cyberwarfare threat."  According to the article, the United States is one of the 15, and this "represents a 'significant change in U.S posture.'"  Continuing: Among other steps, the group recommended that the U.N. create norms of accepted […]

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White House releases draft National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

On June 25, 2010, the White House released a draft National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace: Creating Options for Enhanced Online Security and Privacy (NS-TIC).  This is a potentially very big deal, because use of digital identities could have an enormous impact upon attribution — the effort to identify the party responsible for an […]

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China seeks to reduce Internet users’ anonymity – Yahoo! News

In this AP news story China seeks to reduce Internet users' anonymity , Wang Chen, director of the Chinese State Council Information Office, is quoted as saying: "We will make the Internet real name system a reality as soon as possible, implement a nationwide cell phone real name system, and gradually apply the real name registration […]

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Joi Ito on the internet’s plumbing [The Economist]

The Economist presents an interview with Joe Ito in which: "The chief executive of Creative Commons explains why the US made the right choice to nurture, and not nanny, a young internet."  His argument is that only by minimizing government involvement could the Internet have developed to be what it is today. You should see […]

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The Economist — Cyberwar: The Threat From the Internet The Cover story of today's issue of The Economist is Cyberwar: The Threat From the Internet.  [Although much of The Economist's website is restricted to subscribers, I believe that anyone can access this article at the link at the beginning of this paragraph.] It argues: The threat is complex, multifaceted and potentially very dangerous. […]

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Cross-Domain Deterrence and Credible Threats | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Cross-Domain Deterrence and Credible Threats | Center for Strategic and International Studies. At the link above can be found a new short paper by Jim Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, deescribed on their website as: The concept of deterrence rests on a series of assumptions about how potential opponents recognize, interpret […]

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Jul 3rd, 2010 deterrence


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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. She is the 2018-9 Editor in Chief of the Syracuse Law Review, as well as a member of the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and the senior editor for the Syrian Accountability Project. 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. 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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