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Cyber Round Up: Who is China Really Hacking?; Pentagon Cyber Team Takes Major Operational Step; What a real cyber war would look like

Cyber warfare: Who is China hacking? (CNN):  An article from CNN analyzed the shifts in Chinese cyber warfare strategy.  As mentioned in the recent Presidential debate, China is always on the radar as a potential cyber adversary, the article notes.   The article quotes an official from FireEye as describing China’s cyber capacities as essentially another […]

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NIST: The Cybersecurity Framework

National Insitute of Standards and Technology releases a video on the Cybersecurity Framework –> The Cybersecurity Framework This is something we originally posted about back in 2013.   Opinion: Regrettably, the four minutes and thirty-four seconds that I spent watching this video is time that should have been used otherwise.  I suppose if you knew that NIST […]

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Sep 28th, 2016 NIST

Cyber Round Up: Government Lawyers Need More Tech Training; Senators Demand Answers from Yahoo; HHS another agency lacking in security

Government lawyers don’t understand the internet.  That’s a problem (Washington Post):  A recent article by the Washington Post discussed challenges government lawyers face when it comes to technical issues.  The article discusses numerous cases in which the Department of Justice simply got it wrong when it came to understanding technical issues in different cases.  The article […]

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Sep 27th, 2016 cybersecurity, DOJ, GAO, yahoo

NIST Special Publication: Network of “Things”

NIST Special Publication 800-183 “Networks of ‘Things’”:  In this publication Jeffrey Voas articulates that the differences between Internet of Things (“IoT”) and Network of Things (“NoT”) is subtle and the two are essentially interchangeable. Voas goes on to say that the IoT can be understood and broken down in terms of functionality, within five main themes, […]

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Sep 26th, 2016 NIST

Cyber Round Up: Yahoo expected to announce major data breach; Cybersecurity a threat to U.S. Military Supremacy; Attacks on Satellites could be catastrophic (Full Report Included)

Yahoo is expected to confirm a massive data breach, impacting hundreds of of millions of users (Recode):  A report this morning from Recode says that Yahoo has suffered a massive data breach.  The article says that while Yahoo reported an investigation of a breach earlier this summer, the actual numbers may be much worse. According to the […]

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Cyber Round Up: Ridge – Cyber Attacks are now worse than Physical Attacks, Cyberwarfare: What are we doing today?, Time to adjust U.S. National Security Strategy

Tom Ridge: Cyber attacks are now worse than physical attacks (Yahoo! Finance): According to this article by Daniel Roberts, the first secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, was quoted as saying the following at the Concordia Summit in NY: Notwithstanding the pain and horror associated with a physical attack … the potential […]

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New York: Proposed Regulations for Cybersecurity Come up Short

Opinion: NY’s Proposed Cybersecurity Regulations come up Short Governor Cuomo released proposed regulations yesterday through the Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) that would require Covered Entities to hire Chief Information Security Officers (“CISO”) and perform a number of other cybersecurity tasks which seems like a good step towards enhanced cybersecurity, but is it really?

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NY: Governor Cuomo Announces new Cybersecurity Regulations

Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal of First-in-the-Nation Cybersecurity Regulation to Protect Consumers and Financial Institutions (NY: Department of Financial Services): The Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) issued a press release today indicating that regulations have been proposed that will require multiple entities operating within the insurance and financial services sector to develop and maintain cybersecurity programs. […]

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Input to the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

The following was sent in response to a Request for Information (RFI) from the National Institute of Standards and Commerce   Input to the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity  Christopher W. Folk                                               […]

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Cyber Roundup: White House names first Cybersecurity Chief; Oversight Committee rips OPM; Officials want to split Cyber Command and NSA

White House names retired Air Force General as first cyber security chief (Reuters):    Reuters reports that the White House has named its first Cybersecurity Chief.   According to Dustin Volz,  retired Air Force General Gregory Touhill will be the first appointee to fill the position.    The article discussed the move as part of the […]

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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

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