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 be able to access the Texas shooter’s phone.  The article reports that the FBI has not asked Apple to unlock the device yet and is looking for other ways to access the information, such as cloud storage or a linked laptop. The article also suggests that if the phone had “Touch ID” activated, the FBI could have used the dead man’s finger to unlock the phone during the first 48 hours. The full report can be read here.
  • “Instant Replay” for Computer Systems Shows Cyber Attack Details (GA Tech IISP): Figuring out what happened after a cyber attack may be getting much easier, according to a recent article. Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a software program that will provide an automated process for determining how intruders gained accessed to a system, what data was taken, and which systems were affected, the article says. The program, called Refinable Attack INvestigation (RAIN), continuously monitors systems and records ‘interesting’ events, the article says. The full description and details of RAIN can be read here.
  • Former Yahoo CEO apologizes for data breaches, blames Russians (Reuters): When in doubt, blame Russia.  At least that’s what former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is doing, a recent Reuters report says. Mayer apologized for two major data breaches that occurred under her watch, according to the article.  The article notes that although federal prosecutors did charge Russian agents in connection to one of the breaches, others are still asking why it took three years to identify the breach and its scope. 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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