Archive for December, 2012

Cybersecurity research hub headed to Rome Labs: YNN

A bit of CNY news! According to YNN, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo “signed off on legislation paving the way for a Rome-based cyber security research hub, which would be used on both the state and federal levels.” Rome Labs is what’s left over from the old Griffiss AFB. Very exciting news.  I remember that Rome Labs used […]

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Dec 21st, 2012 Current Affairs

Cyber Roundup (12/21): Wikileaks to release 1 million new docs, NSA launching app for classified info, banks suffer more DDOS attacks, and more . . .

A quick survey of recent cyber news . . . *** CNN reports that Julian Assange has promised that WikiLeaks will release 1 million new documents that “effect every country in the world.”  Not many details. Michael Cieply writes for the New York Times on “We Steal Secrets,” an upcoming movie about WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, […]

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Dec 21st, 2012 Current Affairs

DOJ plans to prosecute state-sponsored cyberespionage: DefenseNews

Aram Roston, for DefenseNews, with a very interesting development: the DOJ intends to indict state-sponsored hackers.  The article quoted John Carlin, principal deputy assistant AG in the DOJ’s National Security Division: “I’ll give you a prediction . . . Now that we are having people look at bringing one of these [cyberespionage] cases, it’s there to […]

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Cyber relevant portions of SecDef Panetta’s 12/18 speech

Via the DOD website, SecDef Panetta gave a speech on Tuesday, 12/18, to the National Press Club.  I’ve highlighted and copied the cyber relevant portions of his speech below . . . nothing major (at least as I read it), but he does suggest that the Cyber ROEs may be done. Increasing military spending by […]

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Dec 18th, 2012 Current Affairs

Continued WCIT fallout analysis (Forbes/Reuters)

Larry Downes, for Forbes, with a very nice article recounting all of the missteps at WCIT and discussing their implications.  Notably, Downes feels the collapse at WCIT will have the following impact: The WCIT conference will go down as a turning point, when the world divided into governments who recognize the value of an open […]

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Is War in the Sixth Domain the End of Clausewitz? (Blogs of War)

A few days ago I posted a link to a Wired article by Chloe Diggins & Clint Arizmedi concerning the (possible) sixth domain of warfare: the human mind.  Trolling around Twitter, I came across Blogs of War, and in doing so, I came across another great article by Diggins & Arizmendi concerning the very same topic. […]


Dec 16th, 2012 technology

Anonymous targets Westboro Baptist amid Sandy Hook shooting: arstechnica

Via arstechnica’s Nathan Mattise, apparently Anon is targeting the Westboro Baptist Church over a threat to picket funerals in Sandy Hook, Conn.  Can’t really read into Anon’s intentions, considering the diversity of its membership, but it’s nice to see a bit of hacktivism where the group doesn’t release innocent people’s credit card numbers or threaten […]

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Dec 16th, 2012 anonymity

Cyber’s Next Chapter: Penetrating Sealed Networks (DefenseNews)

On 12/16, Zachary Fryer-Biggs and Aram Roston wrote for DefenseNews on how the U.S. is attempting to “jump the gap” into our adversaries’ air gapped, unconnected networks.  Logic says that if you want to defend your network from cyberattack, disconnect your network from the internet.  Assuming someone doesn’t have a physical means to infect it […]

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Dec 16th, 2012 technology

Selling flak jackets in cyberwar: Reuters

Interesting Reuters article from Gerry Shih on CloudFlare, a web start-up that shields customer websites from DDOS attacks by rerouting internet traffic.  The firm’s practices are a bit controversial because it counts designated terrorists and cyber criminals among its customers.  The Reuters article questions whether this would constitute a violation of the material support statutes […]

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Dec 15th, 2012 Cyber Jihad

Rep. Mike Rogers: Cool it with private sector offensive cyber ops (Foreign Policy)

Foreign Policy’s John Reed reported on interesting statements made by Rep. Mike Rogers and others at The George Washington University’s Cybersecurity Initiative event.  You can find video of the event here, via C-SPAN.  Reed’s article notes that Rogers said: It’s best not to go punch your neighbor in the face before you hit the weight […]

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Dec 15th, 2012 Cyber Exploitation

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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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