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Cyber Round Up: Encryption is About Crime, Not Terrorism; Fight over Control of Cyber Command; Pentagon Cloud Contract

The Encryption Debate Isn’t About Stopping Terrorists, It’s About Solving Crime (Lawfare): A post last week on Lawfare added to the ongoing debate over encryption but with a different focus. The author said that regardless of any flaws with third party (which means government, according to the author) access, the biggest problem remains traditional crime, not […]

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Cyber Round Up: Germany Calls Russian Cyber Attack ‘warfare’; Cyber Command Not a ‘Bully’; New SEC Guidance Comes Up Short

Russia cyber attack on Germany a ‘form of warfare’ (The Telegraph): A story last week discussed a recent and then still ongoing cyber attack against Germany. The report said that while government officials weren’t saying much, many expect there to be a lot more damage than those officials were initially letting on. The story suggested that the […]

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Cyber Round Up: Overlooking North Korea; DoD and Operation Gladiator Shield; Cyber and Electronic Warfare Teams

APT37 (Reaper): The Overlooked North Korean Actor (FireEye): While everyone’s attention is on North Korea’s development of nuclear capabilities, a recent report says there is an overlooked cyber threat there, too. The report from FireEye calls the group APT37 (Reaper) and says its capabilities have grown in both scope and sophistication. Moreover, the report says with […]

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The Difference Between Cyber and Information Warfare

“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War […]

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Cyber Round Up: $3.3 Billion for DHS Cyber; Olympic Cyber Attack; AI and Cyberwar

Trump requests $3.3B for DHS cyber unit in 2019 (The Hill): President Trump’s latest request to Congress includes massive allocations for DHS and cybersecurity, a recent article explains. The report says that the $3.3 billion is largely consistent with last year’s numbers. The article provides some breakdown of that $3.3B, including $700 million for the National […]

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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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Cyber Round Up: Cryptocurrency Miners; Cyber in the Shutdown; Military Cyberwar Training

Forget Viruses or Spyware—Your Biggest Cyberthreat Is Greedy Cryptocurrency Miners (MIT Tech Review): Software programs used to mine cryptocurrency are now some of the most prevalent forms of malware on the Internet, a recent article says.  A separate article supports this argument, as it reports that that from 372 Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) “roughly $400 million of the […]

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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 Speaks of Cyberattacks Used for Information Warfare

Today, the White House released the National Security Strategy of the United States of America.  Here are its primary statements about cyberspace: Cyberspace Malicious state and non-state actors use cyberattacks for extortion, information warfare, disinformation, and more. Such attacks have the capability to harm large numbers of people and institutions with comparatively minimal investment and […]

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Cyber Round Up: Developing Iranian Cyber Threat; Cyberwar to Improve Security?; Office Employees and Insider Threats

Following the Developing Iranian Cyberthreat (Fifth Domain):  Russia and China always come to mind when thinking of U.S. adversaries in cyberspace, but don’t forget about Iran, a recent article says. Iran both recruits hackers to work for the government and encourages them to operate independently, the author explains.  The article walks through Iran’s development as 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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