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Cyber Round Up: 2013 Yahoo Breach Impact Expanded, Social Security Numbers In Need of Replacing; Judge Concerned with Companies Sharing Consumer Data

Every single Yahoo account was hacked – 3 billion in all (CNNMoney): If you have an account at Yahoo in any capacity (that includes email, Tumblr, Flickr, etc.), the August 2013 breach affected you, according to this article. Yahoo originally reported 1 billion accounts were breached in the hack. But yesterday, Verizon revealed it hired […]

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Cyber Round Up: Forge-Proof Authentication, Kazakhstan Encryption –> Coming to a Country Near You?, Hacking the Vote

Forge-Proof Authentication Method to Revolutionize Security (Homeland Security News Wire): According to this article, scientists have discovered a method to generate an unbreakable ID using next-generation nanomaterials.  The research, published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, indicates that nano-scale state-of-the-art quantum technology can be used to create devices that cannot be copied or cloned since the unique […]

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The FBI’s Role in Cybersecurity

Today, Richard P. Quinn, National Security Special Agent in Charge for the FBI’s Philadelphia Field Office, gave a statement before the House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Cyber Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies.  In the statement, Quinn outlined the FBI’s role in cybersecurity.  Here are the takeaways: The Cyber Threat and the FBI Response. […]

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Cyber Round Up: Reactions to NSA Reform Proposal

As promised, here is a mini round up detailing the public’s response, generally, to President Obama’s NSA reform proposal: The Hill reports that Obama’s proposal is “sure to come under fire as it heads to Congress.”  The report notes several possible reasons.  Here are a few: (1) Although lawmakers have generally expressed support for the […]

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Cyber Round Up: DOJ Pushes for Increased Hacking Abilities; Google Appeals Turkish YouTube Blackout; Microsoft Ends “Snooping” Practices

The DOJ is advocating for less stringent standards to obtain warrants to hack the computers of criminal suspects, the Wall Street Journal Blog reports.  “The Justice Department effort is raising questions among some technology advocates, who say the government should focus on fixing the holes in computer software that allow such hacking rather than exploiting them.”  […]

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2 Live Webcasts Today: Emerging Technologies and Internet Governance

“Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security: A Framework for Addressing Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues” is the title of an event in Washington, DC, and a live webcast today, April 3, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. ET to 1:00 p.m. ET, sponsored by the Center for American Progress.  Details are on their website.  Note […]

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Cyber Dialogue 2014 (Day 1 of 2)

Yesterday (March 30) and today (March 31), the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs of the University of Toronto convened the Cyber Dialogue 2014, the last of a series of 4 annual conferences on cyber security and governance. Informed by the motion “After Snowden, Whither Internet Freedom?“, the convention […]

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Mar 31st, 2014 Current Affairs, future

Sec Def’s Speech the First Live NSA HQ Broadcast

In a speech by Chuck Hagel at the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command’s headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland last Friday, the Defense Secretary stated that while the United States’ mission is not to “militarize” cyberspace, the Pentagon does have plans to increase our nation’s defenses against network attacks, including nearly tripling the U.S. […]

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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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NSA Round Up: Talking about President Obama, General Alexander, Vice Admiral Rogers, IBM, and Faceboook

The New York Times reports that, early last week, National Security Agency (NSA) Director nominee, Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers, declined to make written comment to the Senate Armed Services Committee on either Russia’s alleged involvement in the cyber attacks on the new Ukraine government or the extent of the damage those attacks caused.  However, Adm. […]

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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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