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 report, 200 million users’ data was for sale in August.  The news comes as Yahoo nears completion of its sale to Verizon.  A similar comment in USA Today discusses the potential legal ramifications this hack could have, as regulating who bears the burden of the breach presents complex problems.  The full text of the Recode article can be found here.
  • Cybersecurity is threatening America’s military supremacy (TechCrunch):  In a recent article, Paul Martini pushes back against the idea that cyber is a strength for the United States.   The article outlines events in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea where international tensions are growing.    In addition to conventional military buildup, Martini identifies the cyber component as the real threat to the U.S.   China, according to Martini, is able to penetrate the U.S. drone program.  This conflict is representative of the new type of warfare the world will see, he says.  The full text of the article can be found here.
  • Cyberattacks on satellites could spark global catastrophe, experts warnuntitled (Independent):  A recent report from Chatham House addressed satellites in space as another area where cybersecurity threats loom.   An article from Independent discussing the report says that a world that relies so heavily on outer space does not invest in protecting that.   Further, the article and report say, space is increasingly being controlled by the private sector as opposed to powerful nation-states.   The forward thinking space community needs to adapt faster and more flexibly than typical regulation and legislation would, the report argues.   The full text of the article can be found here.  The full report from Chatham House’s David Livingstone and Patricia Lewis can be found on the right.

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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.

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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