Archive for November, 2010

Pentagon’s Cyber Command Seeks Authority to Expand its Battlefield

Ellen Nakashima, of the Washington Post, reports in an article dated November 6, 2010, that the "Pentagon's new Cyber Command is seeking authority to carry out computer network attacks around the globe to protect U.S. interests."  The move is drawing objections and concerns from administration lawyers who are concerned about the legality of so-called "offensive" […]

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Europe Simulates Total Cyber War

BBC News reports, in an article dated November 4, 2010, that the "first-ever cross-European simulation of an all out cyber attack" has been executed.  The simulated attack, "CYBER EUROPE 2010" was planned to "test how well nations cope as the attacks slow connections." The simulation worked by "steadily reduc[ing] access to critical services to gauge […]

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Official Details DOD Cybersecurity Environment

Jim Garamone of the American Forces Press Service reports in an article dated October 20, 2010 that the DOD is "working to understand the threats and opportunities that this new domain poses."   Robert J. Butler, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, said  "'For the past 14 months, we have been trying to […]

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Air Force School Focuses on Cybersecurity

In a press release by Ian Graham, dated October 29, 2010, the Department of Defense announces the development of two new cyber courses being taught at the United States Air Force's Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.   Brigadier General Walter D. Givhan (USAF), AFIT Commandant, announced during […]

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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