Archive for December, 2010

NATO Works to Set Right Cyber Balance

During an interview late last month, Admiral James G. Stavridis (USN), NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe stated that "NATO is working to have the right balance between ensuring intelligence gets to those who need it most and the need to protect that information, the alliance's supreme allied commander for Europe said." According to Adm. Stavridis, […]

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Snow’s Dark Forecast: Total Cyber-Meltdown

From the 11/19/10 Montreal Gazette: "It's long weeks to short months at best before there's a security meltdown," said [Brian] Snow [a former senior technical director at the U.S. National Security Agency], as a guest lecturer for the Institute for Security, Privacy and Information Assurance, an interdisciplinary group at the university dedicated to information security. […]

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F.T.C. Backs Plan to Honor Privacy of Online Users

In an article dated December 1, 2010, Edward Wyatt and Tanzina Vega of The New York Times report that the Federal Trade Commission, the nation's top consumer protection agency, is advocating a "do not track" plan for online consumers.   According to the article, the FTC feels that the status quo — self-regulatory practices — […]

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Secretary of Defense Gates and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mullen on WikiLeaks

During a recent news briefing at the Pentagon, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen took a question from a reporter on the recent release of U.S. intelligence by the website  Secretary Gates' comments touch on steps being taken in the Department of Defense […]

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Expert: Pentagon Cybersecurity Changes “very basic, very late”

CNN reports, in an article by Ashley Fantz dated December 2, 2010, that following the summer release of thousands of pages of classified U.S. intelligence by the website, the Pentagon responded with a pledge to "fix loopholes in its computer systems."  Several months later, progress is "'ridiculous.'"   According to Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman, […]

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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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