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Cyber Round Up: Trusting Drones; Drones and Cyberwar; Cyber Diplomacy

Trust, Confidence, and the Future of Warfare (War on the Rocks): A lengthy article written earlier this week takes a look at the technological concerns related to increased reliance on semi autonomous weapons systems such as drones. The article is one of a few that look at the issue, and notes the increased role that autonomous […]

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Summary of 2018 National Defense Strategy

Included below is the Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy.  An article last week commented on the cyber-related issues in the document, including the fact that it does not mention an elevated role for Cyber Command. That article can be read here.

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Cyber Round Up: Department of Defense Prepares for New Type of War; Department of Homeland Security Breach; The Need for At-Home Cybersecurity Solutions

Cybersecurity Showdown: Why the Military Is Preparing for a New Kind of War (The National Interest): President Trump just signed the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law, according to a recent article. This year’s NDAA includes provisions in “Cyberspace-Related Matters” (Title XVI, Subsection C) requiring the White House and the Department of Defense to […]

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National Security Strategy and Cyber

Yesterday, President Trump released his National Security Strategy with the theme “America First.”  The strategy consists of four main pillars:  I. Protect the American People, The Homeland, and The American Way of Life; II. Promote American Prosperity; III. Preserve Peace Through Strength; IV. Advance American Influence. Each of those pillars contained policy objectives and specific […]

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Dec 19th, 2017 cyber policy, Trump

Expansion of U.S. “Name and Shame” Indictment Policy?

In 2014, the United States made a bold move when the Department of Justice indicted five PLA members on charges of hacking and economic espionage. The indictments signaled a decision to face cyber espionage head on by calling out the nations who perpetrated the offenses. Earlier this year, the DOJ decided to use that same […]

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Cyber Round Up: Recommendations for EU Cyber Proposal; Setback for Bitcoin in U.S.; Government’s Cyber Competition Problem

Cybersecurity in Europe: key recommendations for the new cyber review (Politico EU):  Earlier this month, the European Union announced a proposal for a strengthened ENISA, the EU’s cybersecurity agency.  An article on Politico highlighted some of the concerns and questions that the proposal left unanswered.  The post, which was written by a consulting firm, calls for […]

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Cyber Round Up: A Manhattan Project for Cybersecurity, EU Scales Up Cyber-Attack Responses, Senate Defense Bill Calls for Blockchain Cybersecurity Study

Time for the US to Develop a Manhattan Project in Cybersecurity (The Hill): Opinion contributor Greg Clark poses the question, “If cybersecurity is one the greatest challenges facing our nation today (and few would question that it is), why are we helping our adversary defeat billions of dollars in cyber defenses?” Clark discusses how the […]

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Cyber Round Up: Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order So Far; Treating Cyber like Ethics; Russian Interference in German Election

Taking Stock of Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order So Far (Wired): What has happened since President Trump finally signed his Cyber Executive Order on May 11?  According to a recent article, many deadlines set by the Order have already been missed and several more are looming.  Most of these deadlines are simply information gathering tools, however, and […]

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NYU Cyber Security Awareness Week: 2017 Law and Policy Competition

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering is hosting its 2017 Cyber Security Awareness Week.  One part of this week is a Law and Policy competition.  The deadline for entry to the competition is September 15, 2017. “The Law & Policy Competition challenges contestants to think about the big picture of cyber security law, policy, economics, and […]

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NIST Request for Comments on Internet of Things

From the National Institute of Standards and Technology, dated 8/15/17: SP 800-53 Rev. 5 DRAFT Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations As we push computers to “the edge” building an increasingly complex world of interconnected information systems and devices, security and privacy continue to dominate the national dialog. There is an […]

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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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