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The Advocacy of Terrorism on The Internet: Freedom of Speech Issues and the Material Support Statutes

Congressional Report discussing the First Amendment implications of restricting speech that advocates terrorism. Please follow and like us:

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UPDATE: Actual letter from Senators Included…Cyber Round Up: Six Senators Urge Obama to Prioritize Cybersecurity at G20; China Sets New Tone in Drafting Cybersecurity Rules; More

Six Senators Urge Obama to Prioritize Cybersecurity at G20 (ABCNews):   Six Democratic Senators wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to prioritize Cybersecurity at the upcoming G20 summit in China.   The ABC News article outlined the reasoning behind the letter signed by Gary Peters (D-MI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), […]

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US to cede control of ICANN?

Is Obama about to cede control of the Internet to Foreign Governments? (TheDailyWire): According to a recent article in The Daily Wire, the Commerce Department is slated to relinquish control over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) beginning on October 1st.  The article posits that US control over ICANN enabled it to […]

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The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015

Introduction In the eleventh hour of the twelfth month of 2015, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”)  (Public Law No. 114-113)[1], pushed through Congress as part of an omnibus spending bill and was subsequently signed by President Obama.[2] This bill has been hailed by its sponsors as long overdue and an important step in enhancing […]

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Cyber Round Up: Juniper VPN Code Exploit, Obama to Sign New Cybersecurity Bill, Verizon ePHI Report Watch

Secret Code Found in Juniper’s Firewalls Shows Risk of Government Backdoors (Wired):  A recent article by Kim Zetter indicates that Juniper Networks revealed that it had found “unauthorized” code embedded in the operating system (“OS”) running some of Juniper’s firewalls.  Zetter’s article states that this nefarious code dates back to at least 2012 and it […]

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Cyber Round Up: Cybersecurity fears causes Navy to dust off low-tech nav, DoD Focuses on Individuals to Bolster Cybersecurity, CISA Battle between Senate and Tech Heats Up

Cybersecurity Fears force Navy to Train with Ancient Technology (The Washington Post):   It has been nearly 20 years since the U.S. Navy trained sailors on celestial navigation, according to the article.  However, the Navy is returning to this practice in light of the current threat vectors in cyberspace and the need to have a […]

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Congressional Report on Cybersecurity Fails to Deliver

While the Congressional Research Service usually provides exceptional reports in the area of cybersecurity (see here, and here), the recent report titled Cyberwarfare and Cyberterrorism: In Brief falls short of the usual level of expertise. The report is full of factual information spanning various topics in cybersecurity, but the facts are thrown together in sections without any […]

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Will the US Give up Control of the Internet? The DNS/ICANN Debate.

On March 14, 2014, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced its intention to transition its stewardship role and procedural authority over key domain name functions to the global Internet multistakeholder community. Currently, the U.S. (through NTIA) holds this stewardship role over the domain name system (DNS) by virtue of a […]

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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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