Archive for October, 2015

Cyber Round Up: Internet Insecure because Flaw in Language, EU Adopts Net Neutrality Legislation, CISA Passes Senate

Internet Insecure because Flaw in Language (Wall Street Journal):  The core issue behind the security of the internet, or in this case, the lack of security of the internet is caused by a flaw in the language used to move digital information to and from its destination, according to the Wall Street Journal.  According to […]

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Russian Submarines Operating Near Trans-Oceanic Internet Cables while a Russian Relay Satellite Parks between Two U.S. INTELSAT Satellites

Russian Submarines Operating Near Trans-Oceanic Internet Cables Multiple news outlets have reported that Russian submarines have been cruising around in the vicinity of undersea cables, according to the  NY Times, the Washington Post, and The Register.  There is some speculation that this harkens back to Cold War era tactics of intimidation and demonstrations of force as Russia continues […]

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Cyber Round Up: New Tool Estimates Cost of Data Breach, Former FBI Cyber Chief Sees Worsening Threat Outlook, SEC Targets CCOs for Cybersecurity Lapses

New Tool Allows Companies to Estimate the Costs of a Data Breach (MarketWatch): According to the article by MarketWatch, PivotPoint Risk Analytics launched a product designed to help organizations quantify their cybersecurity risk by estimating the actual dollar cost of a breach. The article states that PivotPoint uses a questionnaire to examine areas such as: […]

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Cyber Round Up: DOE and MIT Sloan Partner Up for Grid Security, DoD Needs to Focus its Hiring Efforts, USCG RDML Thomas on Port Security

MIT Sloan and DOE Cyber Initiative (PR Newswire): The U.S. Department of Energy announced a $34 million initiative aimed at improving the U.S. grid, oil, and natural gas infrastructure from cyber threats, according to an article in PR Newswire.  The article states that MIT’s Sloan School of Management Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (IC³) […]

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China Forges Cyber Agreement with the UK

China and the United Kingdom has agreed, during a joint press conference, to refrain from conducting cyber-espionage activities against each other’s commercial companies, The Guardian reported.  According to the article, both nations agreed not to steal commercial secrets using cyber-espionage.  This follows a similar agreement between China and the U.S. (More on the U.S.-China agreement can be […]

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Cyber Round Up: NSA Director Warns of Greater Cyber Attack, Hack Against U.S. Research Facility Tied to China, China Reportedly Arrests Hackers U.S. Named

NSA Director Warns of Greater Cyber Attack (PC Magazine):  Admiral Michael Rogers of the U.S. Cyber Command and NSA warned of cyber attacks greater than cyber activities currently targeting U.S. assets, according to PC Magazine.  The article further stated that Director Rogers explained that today, hackers are conducting reconnaissance activities,  whereas in the future, actors […]

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Cyber Round Up: Chinese Hackers Still Attacking U.S. Companies, CIA Revamps Cybersecurity Approach, Federal Cybersecurity Spending Up Five-Fold

Chinese Hackers Still Attacking U.S. Companies (Crowdstrike):  According to a Crowdstrike blog post, cyber hackers affiliated with the Chinese government have continued to attempt to gain unauthorized access into the systems of the U.S. companies.  Crowdstrike, a cybersecurity company that provides services to private companies, reported that in the past three weeks since the cyber […]

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Cyber Round Up: Cybersecurity fears causes Navy to dust off low-tech nav, DoD Focuses on Individuals to Bolster Cybersecurity, CISA Battle between Senate and Tech Heats Up

Cybersecurity Fears force Navy to Train with Ancient Technology (The Washington Post):   It has been nearly 20 years since the U.S. Navy trained sailors on celestial navigation, according to the article.  However, the Navy is returning to this practice in light of the current threat vectors in cyberspace and the need to have a […]

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The Demise of Safe Harbor: Implications of ECJ Ruling

On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) invalidated the Safe Harbor program in its opinion in Maximilian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner. Safe Harbor Overview Safe Harbor was a program designed to allow the exchange of personally identifiable information (“PII”)  between the U.S. and EU, and was developed in 2000, according to a […]

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Oct 15th, 2015 Safe Harbor

Cyber Round Up: PA Federal Court finds standing in class action, Cyberwar Ignites a New Arms Race, Obama Won’t Seek Access to Encrypted User Data

Pennsylvania Federal Court Finds Standing in Data Breach Class Action (Cyber Law Monitor): The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of PA has found standing in a data breach class action, marking the first time this court has done so, according to this article.  The article indicates that this is similar to other courts […]

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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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