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Cyber Round Up: Cyber Command Strategy; Cyber Crime Suspect Arrested in Spain; U.S. Far Behind Russia and China in Cyber Operations

United States Cyber Command’s New Vision: What It Entails and Why It Matters (Lawfare): Yesterday, I posted a document from U.S. Cyber Command here.  Dr. Richard J. Harknett wrote a piece assessing the document for Lawfare on Friday, in which he labels the strategy a significant evolution in both strategy and operations for cyber.  Harknett lists […]

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Actual Indictment – Iranians Charged with Hacking 144 Universities and Lots More

Nine Iranians Charged With Conducting Massive Cyber Theft Campaign on Behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Mabna Institute Hackers Penetrated Systems Belonging to Hundreds of Universities, Companies, and Other Victims to Steal Research, Academic and Proprietary Data, and Intellectual Property

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Mar 23rd, 2018 Cybercrime

DOJ charges 36 in global cyber crime ring takedown

Several recent reports, including one from The Hill, summarize recent news from the Department of Justice regarding its takedown of a major international cyber crime ring. 36 total individuals were were charged, 13 of which have already been arrested the article says. Five of those thirteen were Americans. The operation was known as “Infraud” and […]

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Cyber Round Up: NSA and Army Data Unprotected Online for Years; Is Blackberry Making a Rebound?; Cybercrime Reportedly Causes $450 Billion in Damages Per Year

Classified NSA, Army data was unprotected online for years, cybersecurity company says (CBS News): A cybersecurity company found top secret, classified files related to the Army Communications System unprotected online in late September. In a recent article, the data was apparently from the U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Security Command and was “sitting unprotected online for anyone […]

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Cyber Round Up: Pentagon program finds 2,800 vulnerabilities; New SEC Data Breach Regs; Cyber Crime Update

Pentagon’s hacker disclosure program defangs 2,800 security flaws (The Hill):  Last year, the Pentagon ran a bug bounty program called ‘Hack the Pentagon.’  Since then, it has opened up a vulnerability disclosure program that, although lacking incentives, has still proven to be very useful, according to a recent article. The article says that nearly 650 hackers […]

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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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Cybercrime Symposium: When Cybercrime Turns Violent and Abusive

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law will be hosting a symposium this Friday, September 15, 2017.  The event description is posted below and you can register here. “Brief description: The U.S. Department of Justice, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law invite […]

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Cyber Round Up: Cyber in Academia; Dragonfly: Hackers Target Energy Sector; SEC Chairman Sees ‘Systemic’ Cyber Risk

How Cybersecurity Became 2017’s Hot New Major (The Village Voice):  The byline reads, “Everybody wants to teach, but nobody can decide what it is.”   An article last month discussed the gap between what cyber students are learning in school and the skills that employers in the work force are looking for.  Despite how much […]

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Justice Department’s Role in Cyber Incident Response – New CRS Report

The Justice Department’s Role in Cyber Incident Response is the topic of a new report from the Congressional Research Service.  “The Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI, or the bureau) and National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF), is the designated lead on threat response, which involves investigating and attributing […]

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Aug 25th, 2017 Cybercrime, cybersecurity, DOJ

Ransomware: Beware the Users, and Other Things As well…

Ransomware, Hacks, and Cybersecurity Issues: As long as there are users there will be issues Various media outlets have reported a dramatic rise in ransomware attacks and the NY Times reported that the most recent attacks impacted over 200,000 machines running the Windows operating systems (OS), across 150 countries.  The NYTimes article posits that hospitals, […]

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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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