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Cyber Round Up: NSA and Army Data Unprotected Online for Years; Is Blackberry Making a Rebound?; Cybercrime Reportedly Causes $450 Billion in Damages Per Year

Classified NSA, Army data was unprotected online for years, cybersecurity company says (CBS News): A cybersecurity company found top secret, classified files related to the Army Communications System unprotected online in late September. In a recent article, the data was apparently from the U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Security Command and was “sitting unprotected online for anyone […]

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Expansion of U.S. “Name and Shame” Indictment Policy?

In 2014, the United States made a bold move when the Department of Justice indicted five PLA members on charges of hacking and economic espionage. The indictments signaled a decision to face cyber espionage head on by calling out the nations who perpetrated the offenses. Earlier this year, the DOJ decided to use that same […]

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Cato Policy Analysis: What to Do about the Emerging Threat of Censorship Creep on the Internet

The Cato Institute published a new piece in its Policy Analysis series that focuses on the threat of censorship creep on the internet. The article discusses Silicon Valley’s changing position on free speech over time, how European and U.S. law differ, and the importance of confronting violent and hateful ideology through discourse, among other things. The […]

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Nov 29th, 2017 censorship

Carpenter v. U.S. Oral Arguments Tomorrow

Tomorrow, November 29, 2017, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Carpenter v. United States. At the center of the case is how historical cell site location information will be treated under the Fourth Amendment, and subsequently, the third party doctrine.  Many of you will be familiar with the case, but for those that […]

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Nov 28th, 2017 Fourth Amendment

Cyber Round Up: Years of Warnings Came Before the SEC Hack; A Potential Cybersecurity Threat Solution; 2018 Cybersecurity Predictions

SEC hack was preceded by years of warnings about lax cybersecurity (The Hill): Following disclosing a hack in September, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stated cybersecurity was a top priority for the agency. In a recent article, however, The Hill discussed the variety of ways cybersecurity was not an evident top concern. Such indicators […]

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Cyber Round Up: Experts react to Uber; Pentagon move doesn’t help cybersecurity; New generation being trained at Berkeley

‘Mind-blowing error of judgement’: Cybersecurity experts and lawyers react to Uber data hack (GearBrain): You’ve probably heard all about Uber’s data breach and subsequent attempt to cover it up. A recent article highlights some experts’ reactions, including some who called it “inexcusable.” Comments in the article emphasize that the cover up will lead to more […]

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Nov 27th, 2017 cybersecurity

Cyber Round Up: FCC Plans to Roll Back Net Neutrality; Cyber Bug in Intel Chips; Uber Hid Major Breach;

FCC Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules Sets Up Win for Cable, Wireless Firms (WSJ): Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai outlined the agency’s plans to undo Obama-era open internet regulations on Tuesday.  According to one article, major internet service providers will be able to cut deals with websites and media firms to offer higher speed […]

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Nov 22nd, 2017 cybersecurity, intel, uber

Cyber Round Up: Pentagon program finds 2,800 vulnerabilities; New SEC Data Breach Regs; Cyber Crime Update

Pentagon’s hacker disclosure program defangs 2,800 security flaws (The Hill):  Last year, the Pentagon ran a bug bounty program called ‘Hack the Pentagon.’  Since then, it has opened up a vulnerability disclosure program that, although lacking incentives, has still proven to be very useful, according to a recent article. The article says that nearly 650 hackers […]

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Cyber Round Up: Apple v. FBI 2.0; ‘Instant Replay’ for Cyber Attacks; Former Yahoo CEO blames Russia

Texas gunman’s iPhone could reignite FBI-Apple feud over encryption (Washington Post): The recent tragedy in Texas may bring the Apple and FBI feud back in the spotlight, a recent article says. The two companies have not publicly battled since their 2016 battle following the San Bernardino  shooting, the article says, but the FBI has yet to […]

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ABA Cybersecurity Handbook

As Paul Rosenweig explained in a recent post on Lawfare,  the ABA released the second edition of “The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook: A Resource for Attorneys, Law Firms, and Business Professionals.”  Rosenzweig explains that the book is intended to provide guidance to lawyers in a wide variety of cyber related issues.  The Table of Contents is […]

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Nov 8th, 2017 Uncategorized

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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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