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

Nov 22nd, 2017 cybersecurity, intel, uber
  • 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 services while potentially slowing other websites. The old rules required providers to treat all web traffic equally, the article says.  The full article, which provides a lengthy analysis from both proponents and critics of the change, can be read here.

  • Uber hid hack that exposed data of 57M customers (Fox Business): Uber joins the ranks of the many major companies who failed to report a major data breach, new reports say. The breach occurred in late 2016 and Uber was able to keep the news quiet after paying the two hackers $100,000 not to reveal that they had stolen the information, one article says. The report also says that that payment resulted in the stolen data being deleted and the company says customers should not worry about their personal information. The full article can be read here, but if there was no harm from the theft, then why did they keep it under wraps for a year?
  • U.S. government warns businesses about cyber bug in Intel chips (Reuters): The Department of Homeland Security advised businesses to take action regarding a recently discovered vulnerability in some Intel software, a recent article said. The government issued the guidance for remote management software known as “Management Engine” which can be found in devices made by Dell, Lenovo, HP and other manufacturers.  The article explained that it was unclear how the vulnerability could potentially be exploited, but the concern stemmed from how widespread the affected chips are used. The full piece can be found 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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