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NYU Cyber Security Awareness Week: 2017 Law and Policy Competition

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering is hosting its 2017 Cyber Security Awareness Week.  One part of this week is a Law and Policy competition.  The deadline for entry to the competition is September 15, 2017. “The Law & Policy Competition challenges contestants to think about the big picture of cyber security law, policy, economics, and […]

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Search Warrants: Plain View is less clear in a digital context

A recent article in LegalTech news highlights the difficulty in applying the “plain-view” doctrine within the digital realm.  The article discusses web service provider Dream Host’s issues within the scope of search warrants related to data.  While the D.C. Circuit Court ruled that DreamHost had to comply with the search warrant, the arguments that DreamHost […]

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Cyber Round Up: Shared Medical Data Without Consent; May Won’t Rule Out Cyber Response to N. Korea; The Fifth Domain Won’t be Sole Battleground

Sharing Medical Data Is Noble, but Not Without Patients’ Consent (WSJ):  A law passed late year was considered the biggest healthcare reform law since Obamacare.  Most of it was positive, a recent article says, but patient privacy rights took a big hit when the 21st Century Cures Act went into effect.  The law does not […]

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Cyber Round Up: Trump Cybersecurity Advisors Resign; China’s Views on International Law and Cyber; India and Pakistan Hit by Spy Malware

Trump Cybersecurity Advisors Resign, Citing His ‘Insufficient Attention’ to Threats (Fortune): Seven of President Trump’s advisors from the National Infrastructure Advisory Council have resigned.   The members accounted for nearly a quarter of the Council and many were Obama appointees, an article said.  In their resignation letter, which is included below, the seven cited to […]

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“Securing Cyber Assets” Draft Report Released by National Infrastructure Advisory Council

The President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), composed of senior executives from industry and State and local government who own and operate the critical infrastructure, issued an August 2017 report entitled, “Securing Cyber Assets: Addressing Urgent Cyber Threats to Critical Infrastructure.”  Noting that “[c]yber is the sole arena where private companies are the front line […]

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North Korean Cyber Capabilities: In Brief — CRS Report

North Korean Cyber Capabilities is the topic of a report from the Congressional Research Service, which notes: The North Korean government has devoted significant resources to develop its cyber operations and has grown increasingly sophisticated in its ability to attack targets. Among governments that pose cyber threats to the United States, some analysts consider the […]

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Aug 25th, 2017 Cyberwar, North Korea

Justice Department’s Role in Cyber Incident Response – New CRS Report

The Justice Department’s Role in Cyber Incident Response is the topic of a new report from the Congressional Research Service.  “The Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI, or the bureau) and National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF), is the designated lead on threat response, which involves investigating and attributing […]

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Aug 25th, 2017 Cybercrime, cybersecurity, DOJ

Hidden Cobra– North Korean Cyber Attacks Continue

The looming nuclear threats from North Korea have temporarily subsided but the nation’s cyber operations, labeled HIDDEN COBRA, have continued. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an updated version of a joint statement and technical report on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.   The […]

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Symantec: Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) Vol. 22

Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report: Volume 22 Some of the highlights from the Symantec Report include: The use of zero-day exploits and sophisticated malware is decreasing as malevolent actors are now focusing on traditional spear-phishing attacks and leveraging existing tools (e.g. built-in OS commands/utilities) Nation-States and targeted disruptive attacks: Symantec points to the DNC hack […]

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Initiation of U.S. Investigation of China for Conducting or Supporting Unauthorized Intrusions Into U.S. Commercial Computer Networks

From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative: USTR Announces Initiation of Section 301 Investigation of China Washington, DC – Today, U.S Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer formally initiated an investigation of China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. The investigation will seek to determine whether acts, policies, and practices of the Government […]

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Aug 21st, 2017 China, Cyber Exploitation

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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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