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 JournalAccording to the article, this “map of routes” is controlled by a language called the border gateway protocol (“BGP”).  There have already been a few a attacks using this flaw, WSJ reported.  The article identified that one such attack involved the rerouting of traffic from Level 3 Communications Inca., a U.S. carrier, which disrupted services to millions of users.  The full article can be found here.
  • EU Adopts Net Neutrality Legislation (CNet):  The European Parliament voted to adopt legislation to govern net neutrality, CNet reported.  The adopted legislation, however, does not include provisions that would have prohibited companies from paying to have their traffic “prioritized in fast lanes”, according to CNet.  The concept of net neutrality is centered on creating a system where companies are on “equal footing” concerning online traffic, the article explained.  The full article can be found here.
  • CISA Passes Senate (USA Today):  The Senate approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”), USA Today reported.  The bill, which is strongly opposed by privacy advocates, encourages private companies to share cyber threat information with other private companies, as well as the government, according to the article.  The bill shields companies from lawsuits brought by consumers and shareholders for sharing the information, the article explained.  This bill follows two similar bills approved earlier this year by the House, continued the articleAccording to the article, the next step will be for CISA to be reconciled with the two other bills, then will go back to both chambers for final approval.
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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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