Federal Laws Relating to Cybersecurity, A 12/7/11 CRS Report

Dec 12th, 2011 Law, Legislation

The Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy has posted a new report from the Congressional Research Service entitled, Federal Laws Relating to Cybersecurity: Discussion of Proposed Revisions.  The report, dated December 7, 2011, includes materials on:

Posse Comitatus Act of 1879
Antitrust Laws and Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act
National Institute of Standards and Technology Act
Federal Power Act
Communications Act of 1934
National Security Act of 1947

U.S. Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 (Smith-Mundt Act)
State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA)
Privacy Act of 1974
Counterfeit Access Device and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1984
Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA)
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1987
High Performance Computing Act of 1991
Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (CALEA)
Communications Decency Act of 1996
Clinger-Cohen Act (Information Technology Management Reform Act) of 1996
Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998
Homeland Security Act of 2002 (HAS)
Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA)
Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002
Cyber Security Research and Development Act, 2002
E-Government Act of 2002
Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act
Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRPTA)

You can download the report at this link: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R42114.pdf .

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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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