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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 […]

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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 […]

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ABA Cybersecurity Handbook

As Paul Rosenweig explained in a recent post on Lawfare,  the ABA released the second edition of “The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook: A Resource for Attorneys, Law Firms, and Business Professionals.”  Rosenzweig explains that the book is intended to provide guidance to lawyers in a wide variety of cyber related issues.  The Table of Contents is […]

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Nov 8th, 2017 Uncategorized

Cyber Round Up: Senator Calls for Cyberwar Strategy; DoD Cyber Teams ‘Fully Capable’; Germany Attemps to Reduce Hate Crimes and Fake News

Mark Warner: It’s time for the US to create a cyber strategy to fight back against Russia, China (Washington Examiner):  Senator Mark Warner says it’s time we come up with a ‘cyber doctrine.’  According to a recent article, Warner wants the U.S. to develop a strategy for how it operates in cyberspace, both offensively and defensively. […]

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Nov 6th, 2017 cybersecurity, DOD

Raytheon Report – Securing Our Future: Cybersecurity and the Millennial Workforce

Raytheon recently conducted its fifth annual study to evaluate the future of the cyber workforce. This necessarily involved reaching out to 3,000 young adults from that generation across nine different countries to obtain their views on cyber security.  The full report is included in this post and can be found here. The main observations as […]

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Nov 3rd, 2017 cybersecurity

Cyber Round Up: Darknet and Quantum as Grid Security; Censorship in Egypt; Banks prepare for N. Korea;

‘Darknet’ and quantum communications could enhance grid cybersecurity, scientists tell Senate (Utility Dive): Scientists often have a different view of cyber security than lawyers and policymakers, as evidenced in a recent  on grid security. Scientists told the Senate that one possible solution is to build a second internet for the grids to run on that is […]

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Cyber Round Up: Google vulnerabilities exposed; AI helping fill cyber shortage; U.S. can learn from Europe on Russian Info War

A flaw in Google’s bug database exposed private security vulnerability reports (ZD Net):  A report yesterday explained how Google’s own internal bug tracker exposed it’s most serious vulnerabilities. The article described how a researcher spoofed his way into gaining access as a Google employee and was able to view all of its bug reports, which the […]

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Cyber Round Up: Bad Rabbit Spreads Worldwide; Predictability and NoKo in Cyber; How Kaspersky Can Regain Trust

New Ransomware Outbreak Spreads Through U.S., Russia and Ukraine (WSJ): The most recent wave of ransomware has had widespread effect, freezing computers all over the world, according to a Wall Street Journal article. The software, which is called Bad Rabbit, started with computers of visitors to Russian language websites but ultimately made it to the U.S., […]

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Oct 26th, 2017 ransomware

Cyber Round Up: Quantum Computers and National Security; Hackers Use Conference as Bait; FBI stumped by encryption

How Google’s Quantum Computer Could Change the World (WSJ): A report from the Wall Street Journal explains recent developments in quantum computing and the potential impact. The piece goes through a lengthy technical explanation as to why quantum computers operate so much faster than regular computers. The article explains that most things in our lives–health records, […]

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Cyber Round Up: Likelihood of North Korean cyber attacks; AI has “real biases”; UK Internet Safety Strategy

The Likelihood of North Korean Cyber Attacks (CSIS): Earlier this fall, CSIS published a piece discussing the potential of North Korean cyber attacks.  The piece put North Korea’s cyber capabilities in context with the bigger overall picture of what North Korea might want to do, or should do, in terms of its actions towards the U.S.  […]

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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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