Cyber Round Up: Reworked NYS Cyber Regs; Obama Officials on Trump’s Cyber EO; DC’s Security Camera’s Hacked at Inauguration

  • Reworked N.Y. Cybersecurity Regulation Takes Effect in March (Bank Info Security):   New York’s controversial cybersecurity regulations will take effect March 1, 2017.   A recent article discussed the revised regulation and how it is the first of its kind.   NY Governor Andrew Cuomo stressed that the state is the financial capital of the world, and information security is crucial.  The regulations include obligations such as requiring financial and insurance institutions to retain a Chief Information Security Officer, report cybersecurity incidents within 72 hours, and use multiple factors for authentication, the article says.   The requirements posed by the bill are a scaled back version of what was originally proposed, according to the article, after a widespread push back from the industry that said the burdens of implementation were too steep. The full article and analysis of the regulations can be found here.

  • Obama officials: There’s hope for cybersecurity under Trump (CSM):  While debate swirls around the multiple draft versions of President Trump’s cyber security Executive Order, some people say there is no reason to worry.   In fact, according to a recent article,  former Obama officials say there’s hope for cyber security under Trump and that his draft EO borrows many ideas from the Obama administration.  One important component, according to the article, is the directive ordering DOJ and DHS to collaborate on the protection of critical infrastructure.   Other analysts say that the coherent cyber policies through both administrations represent an effective transition on this topic, the article says.  The full report can be read here.

  • Cyber security expert weighs in on DC security camera hack (Fox 5 DC):  Reports suggest that prior to election day, the nation’s capitol had its system of security cameras hacked, although officials are saying little to nothing about the “who” and “how”.  According to one recent article,  infiltrating a system such as DC’s security cameras is not as complex as one may think.   Anup Ghosh, who is the founder and CEO of Virginia antivirus company, said that one email can do the trick, the article reported.  The DC hack was reported to be ransomware, but officials say that no money was paid to the hackers.   The full article can be read here.


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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