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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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Syracuse University #1 ranked cyber security program by Military Times

Syracuse University came out on top in new rankings for the best college cyber security programs.  Military Times produced the rankings, which had University of Nebraska-Omaha, Drexel University, Bellevue University, and University of Maryland finishing two through five, respectively. An article discussing the results and methodology explained that several factors were taken into consideration. One […]

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Cyber Round Up: Israel’s Cyber-City Development, Future Generations Need to Think Like Hackers, NIST offers up to $1M in Cybersecurity Education Grants

Israel’s Desert Blooms with Cyber-City Development (Breitbart): according to this article in the middle of the Negev desert, Israel is building a cyber-city which has placed Israel second only to the US in terms of cyber-expertise.  $500 million in private investments pour into Israeli cybersecurity firms annually and Israel seems to have fully embraced the […]

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Cyber Round Up: Higher Ed. Establishes foothold in Cybersecurity

Illinois State Meets Growing Need for Cybersecurity Professionals (ISU News): According to this news release, Illinois State University (“ISU”) is trying to prepare students to fill the projected 18 percent growth in Information Security jobs over the next ten years.  ISUs School of Information Technology’s Information Assurance and Security has 125 students and their new […]

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SATSA’s Conference on The Global Threat: Emerging Issues in National Security

Just calling your attention to what promises to be a very good event…   Keynote speakers include: Col. Bill Smullen (Ret.), Former Chief of Staff, US Secretary of State Colin Powell Rear Adm. James E. McPherson (Ret.), 39th Judge Advocate General, US Navy Mohammed Albasha, Spokesperson, Yemen Embassy to the US Vice Adm. Robert B. […]

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Cyber Round Up: Army Possible Cyber Branch; NATO Recognizes Military Response to Cyber Attack; Pay Scale for Federal Cyber Pros; Removing Limits to Cyber Education; Grassley Comments at National Cyber Seminar; Home Depot Cyber Breach; Senator Feinstein’s Cyber Security Bill

•The Army News Service released a report on Wednesday that the army activated a Cyber Protection Brigade, the first of its kind in the Army, and a discussion of a new cyber branch is in the works. • Should the feds create a job category and salary scale for government cybersecurity workers — or is […]

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Coverage of Internet Governance Forum

My colleague and co-instructor of Cyber Security Law and Policy, Professor Milton Mueller is, as he always does, attending the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), this time in Istanbul, Turkey.  This is the Ninth Annual Meeting, and the theme is “Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance.”  Milt will be a speaker — along with Vint Cerf […]

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“Strategic Cyber Intelligence”: The “how?” of cyberattack versus the “why?”

Are cybersecurity efforts focusing too much on the “how” and not enough on the “why”?  That’s the position of “Strategic Cyber Intelligence,” a report published by the nonprofit organization Intelligence and National Security Alliance, which is comprised of “current and former high-ranking intelligence, military and government agency leaders, analysts, and experts from industry and academia.” By […]

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10th Annual Conference on National and International Security THIS Saturday

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and Syracuse University College of Law’s Student Association on Terrorism and Security Analysis (SATSA) is an interdisciplinary graduate and law student association dedicated to the critical analysis of terrorism, counterterrorism policy, and national and international security issues.  This Saturday, March 29 from 8:30am until 4:00pm, SATSA will […]

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Cyber Round Up: Scalia, the 4th Amendment, and Cyberspace; NATO’s sites hacked; NSA’s phone call recording program

Last week, NATO reported that several of its public websites had been hacked.  An article on the incident by Reuters explains that the attack appeared to be linked to the growing tensions in Crimea.  However, the article continues, most services have since been restored.  One NATO official commented on the incident by saying: It doesn’t […]

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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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