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The Supply Chain Problem and Cyber Security

The Supply Chain Problem A few weeks ago, an article from Nextgov, a website dedicated to “how technology and innovation are transforming the way government agencies serve citizens and perform vital functions,” described recent efforts by DHS to address cyber security risks as they relate to supply chains.  The article quotes Jeanette Manfra, the head of […]

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Council of Economic Advisers: The Cost of Malicious Cyber Activity to the U.S. Economy

Below is a report released earlier this month from the Council of Economic Advisers, “The Cost of Malicious Cyber Activity to the U.S. Economy.”

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Cyber Round Up: Overlooking North Korea; DoD and Operation Gladiator Shield; Cyber and Electronic Warfare Teams

APT37 (Reaper): The Overlooked North Korean Actor (FireEye): While everyone’s attention is on North Korea’s development of nuclear capabilities, a recent report says there is an overlooked cyber threat there, too. The report from FireEye calls the group APT37 (Reaper) and says its capabilities have grown in both scope and sophistication. Moreover, the report says with […]

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SEC Updates Guidance on Cyber Disclosures

The SEC updated its guidance for how public companies should handle not only actual cyber incidents, but also the risk of such events. Two quotes below summarize the basics of the new guidance, while the full statement from the SEC is attached at the bottom of this post.  Also attached is the 2011 guidance, which […]

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Cyber Round Up: Evaluating ‘Active Cyber Defence’; UK Blames Russia for NotPetya; Intel Makes Quantum Breakthrough

Evaluating the U.K.’s ‘Active Cyber Defence’ Program (Lawfare): A post last week on Lawfare recaps the U.K.’s cyber defense program a year after its implementation. The article summarizes the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre’s own report while explaining aspects that could be useful for the U.S.  The three main themes of the program, according to the […]

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The Difference Between Cyber and Information Warfare

“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War […]

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Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community

Below is a Statement for the Record given by Director of National Intelligence Daniel R. Coats to Congress on February 13, 2018 regarding the U.S. intelligence community’s worldwide threat assessment, including a section dedicated to cyber security.

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Cyber Round Up: $3.3 Billion for DHS Cyber; Olympic Cyber Attack; AI and Cyberwar

Trump requests $3.3B for DHS cyber unit in 2019 (The Hill): President Trump’s latest request to Congress includes massive allocations for DHS and cybersecurity, a recent article explains. The report says that the $3.3 billion is largely consistent with last year’s numbers. The article provides some breakdown of that $3.3B, including $700 million for the National […]

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Cybersecurity Demand and Syracuse University

Last week, for the second year in a row, Syracuse University topped the list of best cybersecurity programs in the country for veterans and military connected students. The list is compiled by Military Times, and more about how it is complied can be found here. The article explains SU’s commitment to providing online cybersecurity degrees. It also […]

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DOJ charges 36 in global cyber crime ring takedown

Several recent reports, including one from The Hill, summarize recent news from the Department of Justice regarding its takedown of a major international cyber crime ring. 36 total individuals were were charged, 13 of which have already been arrested the article says. Five of those thirteen were Americans. The operation was known as “Infraud” and […]

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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. She is the 2018-9 Editor in Chief of the Syracuse Law Review, as well as a member of the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and the senior editor for the Syrian Accountability Project. 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. 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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