Archive for May, 2012

Turf War Slows New U.S. Cyber ROEs: DefenseNews

On 5/7, Zachary Fryer-Biggs wrote for DefenseNews on cyber rules of engagement (ROEs).  DoD has said that the new ROEs will be coming out in a few month.  The Washington Post previously reported that those ROEs will likely require top-level (i.e. presidential) approval for offensive cyber-attacks on foreign nations.  So what's taking so long? The […]

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May 8th, 2012 Cyber Command, warfare

Cyber Threat Metrics: Sandia Labs

On 5/8, the Secrecy News blog posted a report from Sandia National Laboratories titled Cyber Threat Metrics.  The authors of the report noted that cyber threats defy effective measurement because they are fluid and difficult to understand.  Of course, we want an effective system of cyber threat measurement because it gets us that much closer […]

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May 8th, 2012 Uncategorized

Cyber Roundup (5/6): NSA/CyberComm head wants mandatory cybersecurity standards, Senate Dems considering modifying the CSA, DoD cyber teams, and natural gas companies suffer a cyber attack

A quick survey of today's cyber news . . . *** Ellen Nakashima reported for The Washington Post on Gen. Keith Alexander's (NSA/CyberComm head) thoughts on private sector cybersecurity.  According to the article, Gen. Alexander believes that any cyber legislation should require private companies to fortify their own networks to federal standards.  The Gen. also […]

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Cyber Roundup (5/4): Sec. Clinton raises cyberespionage with China, Mozilla not a fan of CISPA, UK’s SOCA suffers cyberattack, states unsure about cybersecurity, more Chinese cyberespionage, and Stuxnet is from Texas?

A quick survey of today's news . . . *** Reuters reported that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed concern to Chinese leaders over the pervasive level of Chinese cyberespionage.  The article didn't mention how or if the Chinese responded.  Perhaps a first step in the Obama administration openly confronting the Chinese? *** Andy Greenberg […]

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A Clunky Cyberstrategy | Foreign Affairs

The May 4, 2012 edition of “This Week on Foreign features the article, A Clunky Cyberstrategy: Washington Preaches Internet Freedom But Practices Surveillance by Rebecca McKinnon.  According to the article’s summary: As the White House sanctions Iran and Syria for using technology to target their citizens, other parts of the U.S. government are driving […]

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Military leaders seek higher profile for Pentagon’s Cyber Command unit: WashPo

On May 1st, 2012, Ellen Nakashima reported for the Washington Post on CyberComm's bid for full combatant command status.  According to the article, Gen. Dempsey (chairman of the JCS) will recommend that DefSec Panetta make the upgrade.  Combatant commands are joint service US military organizations with responsibility for either defined geographic areas (usually continents) or […]

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May 2nd, 2012 Cyber Command

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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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