Archives

Archive for the ‘deterrence’ Category

Cyber Round Up: NATO Seeks $3.2 billion for cyber; U.S. cyber policy has deterrence failure;

NATO to Seek Bids for $3.2 Billion in Satellite, Cyber Security (Bloomberg):  Pending NATO contracts will focus on satellite communications, air and missile defense systems, software, and cyber security. An article said that the $3.2 billion commitment is representative of the organization’s adjustment to new threats, including those from Russian meddling and increased cyber attacks.  Specifically, […]

No comments

The U.S. Cyber Glass House and Deterrence

“I’d say our [cyber] defense isn’t working” – Former Director of the National Security Agency Keith Alexander. In a keynote address at the American Enterprise Institute, Alexander told the audience that “if everybody’s getting hacked … industry and government … the strategy that we’re working on is flawed.” Critical infrastructure is vulnerable to cyberattacks and several […]

No comments

Actual U.S. DoD Cyber Strategy

We’ll have lots of analysis and commentary over time, no doubt, but we just want to make sure you all have a copy of the actual [U.S.] Department of Defense Cyber Strategy of April 2015 by posting it here: Of course, it is always better to read the actual source document for yourself before reading […]

1 comment

Actual Executive Order Issued to Counter Cyber Threats

President Obama issued an Executive Order (“EO”) to block property belonging to those who engage in malicious cyber-enabled activities.  Citing to the threat posed by malicious cyber-enabled activities to the nation’s security, foreign policy, and economy, the President declared a national emergency to deal with the threat.  The President’s authority is derived from the International Emergency Economic Powers Act […]

1 comment

Cyber Dialogue 2014 (Day 2 of 2)

Following yesterday’s introduction and preparation on day 1 of the Cyber Dialogue 2014, the conference participants started day 2 in their assigned working groups, covering specific challenges to effective oversight mechanisms (group 1: “From Surveillance to Cyber War: What are the Limits and Impacts?”), or more general topics like viable governance models (group 5: “Power Shift? […]

No comments

Cyber Roundup: Including More Updates from President Obama’s January 17th Speech

To start, here’s another update from President Obama’s January 17th speech regarding changes to the government’s surveillance activities.  The Washington Post reports that, yesterday, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approved a motion modifying the most recent primary order that authorized the Section 215 phone records program.  More specifically, as reported by the Post, these amendments make is so that […]

1 comment

Cyber Round Up: Holder says NSA programs legal; Snowden nominated for Nobel; Iranian officials concerned with oil industry’s cyber safety

In speaking with the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder backed the judicial determination that the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance programs are legal, according to the Miami Herald.  However, AG Holder emphasized the true debate, one not over legality, but over proper use of authority. “[J]ust because we can do something, should we […]

No comments

The Argument for a Defense-centric Cyber Strategy

In a recent report, Foreign Policy considers a critical question facing cybersecurity pros.  Namely, which strategy is more effective at combatting cyber threats—the offensive or defensive? Comparing today’s technological evolution to the advantages seen just prior to the outbreak of World War I, FP argues that we should be focusing our attention (and our resources) […]

1 comment

Cyber Roundup: Route Hijacking Ups Its Game; Advice from a “White Hat Hacker”; Australian Government Data Found on Privately Sold Memory Cards

A recent research study revealed that memory cards being sold on the Internet contained sensitive Australian government data.  According to the study, “It is evident that actions must be taken by second[-]hand auction sites[] and the media to raise awareness and educate end-users on how to dispose of data in an appropriate manner.” A December […]

No comments

Jack Goldsmith: “We Need an Invasive NSA” (New Republic)

Writing for New Republic, Jack Goldsmith supports General Keith Alexander’s vision for increased government surveillance to combat cyber threats and believes that, one day, the government and, specifically, the NSA, will “intimately monitor private networks.” He offers two reasons for this assertion: Cyberthreat is more pervasive and severe than the traditional terrorist threat. If the […]

No comments

Next Page »

Authors

Untitled Document
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

Categories