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 from 50 different countries have reported flaws in the Pentagon’s cyber security, over 100 of which were deemed “critical” or “severe.” The program is run by a firm called HackerOne. The full report can be found here.

  • SEC Says Companies Can Expect New Guidelines on Reporting Cybersecurity Breaches (WSJ): The SEC will likely issue new guidelines on what to do after cyber incidents, a recent Wall Street Journal article suggests. According to the article, the agency last issued guidelines about six years ago but feels the need to revamp its policies after major breaches such as Equifax and the SEC itself.  The article highlights two major issues that need to be considered, including what level of intrusion requires public notification and companies’ internal monitoring of potential insider trading after cyber incidents. Read the full article here.

  • Cybercrime Roundup: Ex-Employees and a Serial Sextoritionist (Lawfare): A post on Lawfare last week did a roundup similar to this one focused on recent developments in cyber crime. The blog highlighted three different criminal cases involving cyber, including cases where an IT provider held a website hostage, a former government contractor inserting malicious code into an Army program, and one involving a serial sextortionist. The full recap of those cases 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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