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NSA Dir Mike Rogers and former NSA Dir Michael Hayden

Navy Adm. Mike Rogers, U.S. Cyber Command commander, National Security Agency director and Central Security Service chief, participates in a panel with former Director General Michael Hayden on breaking the cyber barrier at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 19, 2017. For students of IST 728 / […]

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Oct 24th, 2017 Cyber Command, Cyberwar

Cyber Command elevated to Unified Combatant Command

Still dual-hatted, or not?  We’ve been reporting on this issue for years, but it is hard to tell from this statement. The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 18, 2017 Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Elevation of Cyber Command I have directed that United States Cyber Command […]

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Cyber Round Up: Ridge – Cyber Attacks are now worse than Physical Attacks, Cyberwarfare: What are we doing today?, Time to adjust U.S. National Security Strategy

Tom Ridge: Cyber attacks are now worse than physical attacks (Yahoo! Finance): According to this article by Daniel Roberts, the first secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, was quoted as saying the following at the Concordia Summit in NY: Notwithstanding the pain and horror associated with a physical attack … the potential […]

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“Military Cyber Operations” Congressional Hearing to be Held on 6/22/16

WASHINGTON – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) released the following schedule featuring one (1) hearing the week of June 20-24, 2016. Wednesday, June 22, 2016 “Military Cyber Operations“ Full Committee (10:00 AM – 2118 Rayburn – OPEN) Witnesses: Mr. Thomas Atkin Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security […]

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Jun 20th, 2016 Cyber Command, Cyberwar

Cyber Operations: Improving the Military Cybersecurity Posture in an Uncertain Threat Environment

Cyber Operations: Improving the Military Cybersecurity Posture in an Uncertain Threat Environment — hearing before the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Vulnerabilities. The full report is available below.  

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U.S. Cyber Command Moves Towards Lethal Cyber Weapons

U.S. Cyber Command $460 million Cyber Project In a follow-up to a recent round-up; according to NextGov, an upcoming $460 million project at U.S. Cyber Command will outsource a number of offensive cyber capabilities to the private sector.  NextGov reports that these new weapons that will be developed will give the U.S. military the ability […]

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Cyber Round Up: U.S. Strengthens Cyber Defenses while recruiting 6,000 cyber-warriors, RSA:CyberSecurity industry is ‘fundamentally broken’, Who’s Really in Charge in case of a US Cyberattack?

U.S. Grapples with Controlling ‘cyber-munitions’ while Recruiting 6,000 new Cyber-Warriors (TechRepublic): According to TechRepublic, the development of code-based tools, known as cyber-munitions, which can wreak havoc in the world of cyber, is a burgeoning, worldwide industry.  The article states that this is troubling since these cyber-munitions were originally developed by or controlled by the U.S. government, […]

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NATO Conference on Cyber Conflict materials now available.

The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Estonia has now posted online many materials from its 2015 Conference on Cyber Conflict.  This year’s topic, “Architectures in Cyberspace,” asked what cyberspace is and will be in the coming years as well as how cyber security will develop.  Included are 17 documents of proceedings, and approximately […]

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Cyber Round Up: Phishing Campaigns Target Critical Infrastructure, Energy Department Struck by Cyber Attacks, Cybersecurity Danger is Growing

Phishing Campaigns Target Critical Infrastructure (The Hill): The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), released a report last week warning critical infrastructure providers about a nefarious spear-phishing campaign, according to The Hill.  According to the article, this campaign involves Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors initiating phishing e-mails that are targeting users within the energy, manufacturing, chemical, […]

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Cyber Round Up: Sony Settles Breach Suit, Cyber Command Vision Statement Released, U.S.-EU Data Protection Agreement

Sony Settles Data Breach Lawsuit (Techtimes.com):  Sony Pictures Entertainment (“SPE”) reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit filed against by former employees, Tech Times reports.  The suit alleged that SPE was negligent in protecting its system against a breach, resulting in the data breach that resulted in the online theft of the employees’ personal […]

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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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