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Cyber Round Up: Congress Challenges FBI on Encryption; CTIIC’s Role in Cyber Security; Orangeworm Attacks Healthcare Sector

Congress wants answers on FBI’s ‘going dark’ problem in wake of DOJ IG report (CyberScoop):  Some members of Congress are challenging the FBI over its handling of the encryption battle with Apple, a recent article says.  Several lawmakers wrote a letter to FBI Director Chris Wray stating their concerns over both the San Bernardino incident and […]

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DOJ Inspector General: Special Inquiry Regarding iPhones and Encryption

A Special Inquiry Regarding the Accuracy of FBI Statements Concerning its Capabilities to Exploit an iPhone Seized During the San Bernardino Terror Attack Investigation

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Apr 20th, 2018 AppleVsFBI, encryption

Cyber Round Up: DHS to Provide Direct Cyber Services; Promise and Peril of Active Cyber Defense; Cyber Operations Stealing from Drone playbook

DHS Might Provide Cyber Services Directly To Industry Under New Strategy (Nextgov):  With a new DHS cyber strategy set to be released in the coming weeks, reports suggest that the agency could be taking on a new role in the cyber realm.  DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen described the new system as “security as a service” and […]

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Advisory: Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Actors Targeting Network Infrastructure Devices

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Cyber Round Up: Encryption is About Crime, Not Terrorism; Fight over Control of Cyber Command; Pentagon Cloud Contract

The Encryption Debate Isn’t About Stopping Terrorists, It’s About Solving Crime (Lawfare): A post last week on Lawfare added to the ongoing debate over encryption but with a different focus. The author said that regardless of any flaws with third party (which means government, according to the author) access, the biggest problem remains traditional crime, not […]

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House Armed Services Committee Hearing on Cyber Operations 4/11/18

Video and prepared testimony of this week’s hearing, “Cyber Operations Today: Preparing for 21st Century Challenges in an Information-Enabled Society.”  

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Apr 13th, 2018 cybersecurity

Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report

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The Smart Grid: Status and Outlook

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Cybersecurity: Selected Issues for the 115th Congress

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Mar 28th, 2018 cybersecurity

Cyber Round Up: Cyber Command Strategy; Cyber Crime Suspect Arrested in Spain; U.S. Far Behind Russia and China in Cyber Operations

United States Cyber Command’s New Vision: What It Entails and Why It Matters (Lawfare): Yesterday, I posted a document from U.S. Cyber Command here.  Dr. Richard J. Harknett wrote a piece assessing the document for Lawfare on Friday, in which he labels the strategy a significant evolution in both strategy and operations for cyber.  Harknett lists […]

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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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