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@War Book Review: “The Internet Has Become a Battlefield”

The current consensus in the cybersecurity realm is that the government and private industry need to improve cooperation and information sharing.  Shane Harris examines the pros and cons of this approach in his book @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex.  The book takes the reader on a historical journey behind America’s cybersecurity policies and through this journey […]

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Peacetime Regime for State Activities in Cyberspace – Free Download From NATO CCDCOE

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallinn, Estonia, has released a 746 page book entitled, Peacetime Regime for State Activities in Cyberspace. A description of the book as well as a separate review of it are offered on CCDCOE’s website.  “The publication covers in a multi-disciplinary approach the technical, […]

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Free book titled “Strategic Cyber Security”, written by Kenneth Geers (NATO CCD COE/Tallinn Manual)

Yep, you read that right, a free book.  Written by Kenneth Geers (a U.S. Representative to the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD CoE) and a “Technical Expert” for the Tallinn Manual), Strategic Cyber Security “argues that computer security has evolved from a technical discipline to a strategic concept. The world’s growing dependence on a powerful […]

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Apr 15th, 2013 Books

National Security Investigations & Prosecutions, 2nd ed.

Great news! David Kris and Douglas Wilson have updated National Security Investigations & Prosecutions for a second edition.  Thomson Reuters has it for sale at this link.  It shows a 2012 copyright, so maybe it has been out for a while and I missed it.  Hat tip to Lawfare Blog for reviewing it and brining […]

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Suggested cyber reading list: TaoSecurity

Richard Bejtlich (of Mandiant fame) wrote out a suggested cyber reading list for his TaoSecurity blog.  The list has some great choices, including: America the Vulnerable by Joel Brenner Cyber War by Richard Clarke and Robert Knake Crypto by Steven Levy Geekonomics by David Rice Security Metrics by Andrew Jaquith The Victorian Internet by Tom Standage The Cuckoo’s Egg by Cliff Stoll […]

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Nov 24th, 2012 Books

Embarrassing Hackers: Lawfare

I was reading a Lawfare book review written by Benjamin Wittes, and I came across an interesting idea.  The book itself is relevant (America the Vulnerable, by Joel Brenner) in that it explores cyber-espionage and the US' cyber vulnerabilities, and the review is a positive one.  However, it wasn't the book that interested me. In […]

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The ‘Worm’ That Could Bring Down The Internet: NPR

On September 27th, 2011, NPR reported on how the massive computer worm called Conficker has been spreading throughout the world.  According to writer Mark Bowden, Conficker penetrates the core of a computer's operating system and turns control of the computer over to a remote operator.  Conficker takes all of these infected computers and networks them […]

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‘Counterstrike’ details U.S. intelligence agencies’ cyberwar efforts in Iraq

On August 19th, 2011, the San Jose Mercury News reviewed a new book which detailed how the U.S. military has both hacked and temporarily disabled Iraqi insurgent and terrorist-based websites.  The book, titled  "Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al-Qaeda," explores the US government's seldomly discussed offensive cyber capabilities.  The book's disclosures […]

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Bleg: Internet Governance: Infrastructure and Institutions

Has anyone read Internet Governance: Infrastructure and Institutions by Lee A. Bygrave (Editor), Jon Bing (Editor), just out on March 25, 2009, from Oxford Press?  It sounds relevant to my fall course, and Oxford has done some other good ones in this area (like Jack Goldsmith's Who Controls the Internet?).  But, without a review copy available, […]

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May 31st, 2010 Books, regulation

Cyber War: The Next Threat To National Security And What To Do About It, by Richard A. Clarke

The time has finally come for me to wade into the controversy of Richard Clarke's latest book Cyber War: The Next Threat To National Security And What To Do About It. First, for full disclosure.  I met Richard Clarke, and he was very generous to we with his time and advice.  He is very smart, […]

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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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