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Even More Tallinn Manual Delays

Very much like two weeks ago, today I received a notice that the delivery of my pre-ordered copy of the Tallinn Manual would, again, be delayed.  “Estimated arrival date: June 04, 2013.”

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Tallinn Manual Delayed, Again

Yesterday, 3/25/13, Amazon advised me that my pre-ordered copy of The Tallinn Manual would be delayed, again.  The new shipment date will be May 2013.  Cambridge University Press’s site says: “Not yet published – available from April 2013.” Wasn’t the Manual originally promised for October 2012?  I’m not sure how this plays with their “book […]

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Cyber Security and Global Interdependence: What Is Critical?–Report From Chatham House

Yesterday, 2/28/13, Chatham House, repeatedly ranked as the top non-US think tank, “launched” a new report entitled, “Cyber Security and Global Interdependence: What is Critical?”  Given the increasing interdependence resulting from use of cyberspace, Chatham House notes: “The result is that critical infrastructure sectors tend to be categorized very broadly, and when everything is ‘critical’, […]

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FBI Dir. Mueller Speaks at RSA Cyber Security Conference

FBI Director Robert Mueller spoke today, 2/28/13, at the RSA conference.  He spoke about: What are the lanes in the road for federal agencies that handle cyber security? The crucial role of the private sector, and Obstacles to collaboration between the private sector and government. The complete text of his remarks as released by the […]

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Feb 28th, 2013 Uncategorized

Upcoming Live Webcast From Brookings on Cyber Security v. Trade

The Brookings Institution announced in a post on their website that they will examine government restrictions in cyber and question, “[h]ow are these restrictions being used to prevent cybercrime or protect intellectual property, are they effective, and are there unintended consequences to these regulations? The February 26, 2013, will be webcast live from 2:00 PM […]

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Feb 19th, 2013 regulation

Video from NY Times Chinese Army Hacking Report

To accompany the post, Chinese Army Unit Is Seen as Tied To Hacking Against U.S.: NYT , here is video of an interview and demonstration with Kevin Mandia, CEO of the company whose report prompted the NY Times article. David E. Sanger talks with Kevin Mandia, an Internet security expert, about new research linking cyberattacks […]

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Feb 19th, 2013 Cyber Exploitation

Pres. Obama Signs FISA Extension — AP

Although the White House “Signed Legislation” page is not reporting it and CNN is not reporting it, as of 22:17 on 12/30/12, the Associated Press is reporting that President Obama has signed the legislation extending those few provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that were scheduled to sunset tomorrow. It was a foregone […]

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Dec 30th, 2012 Legislation

Warning: American Bar Association calls for lawyers to address cyber security – Commentary

On 11/29/12, I heard the President of the American Bar Association (ABA) speak of a new national task force on cyber. In my opinion, this could be good or bad. The issues raised by cyberspace and especially cyber security will not be resolved by an army of lawyers marching  on its own.  Cyber is nearly […]

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Social media snags 4 U.S. residents allegedly supporting Taliban

“Social media snags 4 U.S. residents allegedly supporting Taliban,” headlines CNN.  “FBI: 4 Calif. men charged in alleged terror plot,” reporters Reuters.  Here is the Los Angeles Field Office of the FBI puts it: Four Men Charged for Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Terrorism FBI Los Angeles November 19, 2012 RIVERSIDE COUNTY—Four men have […]

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Nov 20th, 2012 social media, terrorism

Video of General Alexander Speaking to Symantec Government Symposium on 11/7/12

As noted in a previous post,  General Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command, gave an important speech on November 7, 2012, in which he provided some insight into where responsibilities for cyber security lie through the federal government.  Here is the complete video of his remarks, approximately 49 […]

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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