Archive for April, 2013

U.S. and China Put Focus on Cybersecurity: NYT

Jane Perlez had a solid article for The New York Times on Gen. Dempsey’s (Chairman of the JCS) meetings with his Chinese counterpart, General Fang.  The article touched on cyber, but took a closer look at the Obama administration’s pivot towards Asia.  This quote from Fang indicates China’s ambition: “The Pacific Ocean is wide enough to […]

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Apr 22nd, 2013 cyber attack

Pentagon expands cyber-attack capabilities: USA Today

Jim Michaels reported for USA Today on the DoD’s cyber capabilities.  Nothing new, but this nugget caught my attention: In the 2014 defense budget released last week, the money allocated for cyber-operations rose to $4.7 billion, up from $3.9 billion. Much of that additional money is going into the development of offensive capabilities, usually referred […]

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Apr 21st, 2013 cyber attack, Cyber Command

Cybersecurity debate moves to Senate: The Hill/HuffPo

I didn’t put anything up on the blog, but you probably already know that CISPA passed in the House on Thursday.  Check out this Huffington Post article by Zach Carter & Sabrina Siddiqui for coverage; interestingly, the bill passed with a 288 to 127 margin, indicating that the bill had support from a number of […]

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Apr 20th, 2013 Legislation, White House

NATO CCD COE releases downloadable, printable version of The Tallinn Manual

It’s a miracle! Nearly half a year after it’s release, NATO CCD COE finally decided to release its Tallinn Manual in a downloadable, printable form.  After trying to read it in that god-awful viewer, and then actually going through and taking hundreds of screenshots, I can actually sit down and read the thing in a […]

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Apr 20th, 2013 Tallinn Manual

The Adventures of Stuxnet, the Destructor: Wired

I tweeted this out earlier, but for those of you not on Twitter, this is too cool: click through to this comic on Stuxnet, posted via Wired, and illustrated by Ramon Perez.  I really hope this becomes an ongoing thing.

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Apr 18th, 2013 Stuxnet

CyberCom Elevation To Command On SecDef’s Desk; Sen. Levin Cautions Pentagon (AolDefense)

Colin Clark reported for AolDefense on CyberComm’s possible elevation to full combatant command status.  For the past few months, we’ve been hearing that elevation is likely to happen, and according to Clark, the order is sitting on the SecDef’s desk.  However, it appears that the elevation isn’t all that certain.  Notably, Sen. Carl Levin had […]

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Apr 18th, 2013 Cyber Command

Cyberwar: How Digital Threats Are Redefining National Security/Teaching About Cyberwar (NYT)

It’s not necessarily groundbreaking cyber news or analysis, but I thought this was pretty cool: via the New York Times’ Tom Marshall, here’s a lesson plan (likely tailored towards high school students) which covers cybersecurity & cyberwar. The article is useful from an educational perspective, and has a few interesting exercises for high school students. […]

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Apr 17th, 2013 education

Mike Rogers: CISPA Cybersecurity Bill Opponents Are Teens In Their Basements (HuffPo/NYT)

Talk about a provocative headline.  Via a Huffington Post article written by Sabrina Siddiqui, Rep. Mike Rogers (the sponsor of CISPA) said “that most opponents to his controversial cybersecurity bill are teenagers in their basements.”  Here’s the video:   Siddiqui goes on to note that the ACLU joins the basement-dwellers in their opposition to CISPA. […]

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Apr 17th, 2013 Criticism, Legislation

New cyber rules put combat decisions in soldiers’ hands: Army Times

This one is occasionally behind a paywall.  I found that if you just search the title in Google, you can access the full article from the same website. Via The Army Times’ Joe Gould: The Defense Department is close to completing a version of the rules of engagement that will clarify how troops operating in […]

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A Typology for Evaluating Active Cyber Defenses: Lawfare

For your consideration, Paul Rosenzweig wrote a very good post for Lawfare considering active defense/hackback and a possible typology for active cyber defense. In his cybersecurity law & policy courses, one of Prof. Snyder’s favorite lines is that we need to get the lawyers and the techies in the same room and we need to […]

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Apr 16th, 2013 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. 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