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Enrollment Open for Online Cyber Security Law and Policy Course

Follow this link for details of the course sponsored by the Institute for National Security & Counter Terrorism, and joint endeavor of the College of Law and of the Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, designated a National Center of Academic Excellence by the National Security Agency. Please follow and like […]

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6-week ONLINE course, Cybersecurity Law & Policy – enrollments now open!

Announcing the opening of enrollment for a 6-week online course, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, that I will be teaching during February 13-March 30, 2012. Designed for mid-career professionals, participants will gain perspective on the current threats to national security from cyberspace and the challenges and complexities of addressing law and policy deficiencies.

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Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Law internships

Law Intern Opportunities Opportunities are available in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the U.S. Department of Justice for qualified candidates interested in summer law internships or academic semester law internships (sometimes called "externships"). Law interns work directly with attorneys on cutting edge legal issues relating to computer crime and intellectual property crime. […]

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Federal Laws Relating to Cybersecurity, A 12/7/11 CRS Report

The Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy has posted a new report from the Congressional Research Service entitled, Federal Laws Relating to Cybersecurity: Discussion of Proposed Revisions.  The report, dated December 7, 2011, includes materials on: Posse Comitatus Act of 1879 Antitrust Laws and Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act National […]

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Dec 12th, 2011 Law, Legislation

Cybersecurity in the Balance: Weighing the Risks of the PROTECT IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act – Brookings Institution

On November 15, 2011, The Brookings Institution posted a useful analysis of two pending bills, Senate bill S.968, or the PROTECT IP Act, and the House bill H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act.  I will probably add this to next week’s assignment for Syracuse University’s Cyber Security Law & Policy course.  I’d like to […]

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Cyber Strategies From Around the World

Here is a collection of links to cyber strategies from around the world, assembled by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office: International links Australia White Paper on Cyber Budapest Convention on Cybercrime Canadian Cyber Security Strategy Estonian Cyber Security Strategy European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) French Cyber Security Strategy G8 24/7 Initiative information […]

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Report: Russia and China are top thieves of U.S. technology – CNN

CNN is reporting on 11/3/11 that: "For the first time, the United States is publicly accusing China and Russia of being the top offenders in the theft of U.S. economic and technology information, according to an intelligence report released Thursday."  The actual report was released by the United States National Counterintelligence Executive and can be […]

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Distance Learning Cyber Security Course Under Development at Syracuse University

Soon, students anywhere in the world will be able to enroll in a course entitled Cyber Security Law and Policy.  The course is currently under development by various offices of Syracuse University, including the Institute for National Security and Counter-terrorism (INSCT) – a joint venture of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and […]

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White House Notes Progress of NSTIC

In an October 14, 2011 entry on the White House Blog, Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt reports that the Federal Chief Information Officer has just issued a memorandum requiring Executive departments and agencies to “accept approved externally-issued credentials” as they upgrade certain websites. Of particular note is the information that “Equifax, Google, PayPal, Symantec and Wave […]

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Rethinking Cybersecurity – A Comprehensive Approach | Center for Strategic and International Studies

James Lewis, who spoke on our campus (Syracuse University) last year, released the text of a speech he gave on September 20, 2011 entitled Rethinking Cybersecurity – A Comprehensive Approach.  While there certainly are some points with which I disagree, his analysis and recommended approach are an important contribution. He offers an interesting analogy of […]

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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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