Cyber Round Up: Obama Cyber Security Commission to Release Final Report; Amazon Unveils Cyber Security Service; US and Israel Aim to Cooperate on Cyber Research

Dec 2nd, 2016 Uncategorized
  • Obama cybersecurity commission to present final report Friday (The Hill):  Today will be the final piece of work from President Obama’s Cybersecurity Commission, an earlier report stated.   The commission, which was created earlier this year by an Executive Order, has held six meetings on cybersecurity.  It consists of 12 experts from the public and private sectors as well as academia.  The report, which addresses six different threats and potential solutions, will be posted on this site once it is released to the public after it is presented to the President.  The full text of the article can be found here.
  • Amazon Cloud Computing Division Unveils New Cyber Security Service (WSJ): Amazon has launched a service to help counter attacks like the one last month that crippled websites across the U.S., a recent report says.  AWS Shield will now protect customers from DDoS attacks.   Amazon has two different products, the report says, and the standard version will be included for free.  The more advanced version will cost a minimum of $3,000 per month, according to the article.  The program will monitor incoming web traffic and utilize anomaly algorithms to detect attacks in real time.  The full text of the article can be here.
  • House Passes US-Israeli Cybersecurity Legislation (HPN):   The House has passed two bills to further research collaboration between the United States and Israel.  A report says that the two bills, United States-Israel Advanced Research Partnership Act (H.R. 5877) and the United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act (H.R. 5843), have both made it through the House and now await a vote in the Senate. An advisory board consisting of members from both the U.S. and Israel will provide guidance to DHS as to research topics and requirements.  The legislation can be seen below; the full text of the article can be found here.

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2 Responses to “Cyber Round Up: Obama Cyber Security Commission to Release Final Report; Amazon Unveils Cyber Security Service; US and Israel Aim to Cooperate on Cyber Research”

  1. wcsnyder says:

    Where is the Cybersecurity Commission report? I don’t see it at your link.

  2. admin says:

    Actual Report of President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cyber Security at this link: https://blog.cybersecuritylaw.us/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cybersecurity-commission-report-final-post.pdf

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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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