Cyber Round Up: Australia’s Cyber Strategy; Trump’s Strategy is Late; Bose is Spying on Listeners, Lawsuit Says

  • Australia’s bold plan for cybersecurity growth (ZDNet):  Australia is taking big steps to bolster its cyber security framework.  According to an article last week, Australia is going to triple its cyber budget from AU$2 billion to AU$6 billion. The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (ACSGN) announced their Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan (SCP), which is their plan for implementing the budget expansion.   The full report is 98 pages, and can be read below. The article also discussed changes in board members and some hardware devices that Australia has recently produced.  The full article can be found here.

  • Trump’s cybersecurity plan is officially late (CNET):  President Trump has failed to keep up with his promised cyber security timeline, a report said last week.  The article said that Trump promised a cyber plan within 90 days of his taking office, and that deadline was Thursday.  One source quoted in the article stressed cyber’s important role in security and economics and said that the Administration needs to develop a plan.  While White House officials say a team has been assembled, it does not appear that a plan is coming anytime soon, the author suggested.  The full article can be found here.
  • Bose headphones spy on listeners: lawsuit (Reuters):  A lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago last week sought an injunction against Bose to stop their “wholesale disregard” for customers’ privacy rights.  An article discussed the lawsuit filed by Kyle Zak, who was shocked when he found out that Bose was retaining his information to sell to third parties.  The complaint alleges that a person’s choices in the music they listen to provides “an incredible amount of insight” into their private lives.  While Zak is seeking millions of dollars in damages, he and his attorney say this is a problem the public should be very concerned about. 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

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