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America’s strategy for cyberspace: Is it working? – A Talk by Michael Hayden

“We just haven’t settled on the big concepts yet,” was former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden’s message about cyber security  to the American Enterprise Institute on October 27, 2015.  His talk was organized around an op-ed that appeared the same day on RealClearDefense and four key points. Number one, that the private sector bears […]

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Hayden Versus Greenwald: High-Profile Debate On State Surveillance Coming Up

Here’s a heads-up to those who are interested in watching the straight-forward debate on what the Toronto Star labeled in today’s print edition “Big Brother – bad or good?” Scheduled for 7:00 p.m. EDT, Munk Debates, a Canadian charitable initiative, will set the stage for  former director of the NSA, CIA, and Principal Deputy Director of […]

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Beware the Cyber “Mass-Shooter”

Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency and Retired Air Force General Michael Hayden, speaking at a cybersecurity panel organized and webcast by The Washington Post, warned that, within five years, a digital mass shooter will emerge with cyber weapon capabilities currently only available to organized crime rings and nation […]

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Obama and Romney could rewrite cyber org charts: Nextgov

On 11/2, Nextgov’s Aliya Sternstein looked at the cyber implications of either Romney’s or Obama’s election.  Obviously there’s a bit of guesswork, but here are Sternstein’s thoughts: If Romney is elected, expect him to “take cues from Senate Republicans” and perhaps put cybersecurity responsibility in the DoD’s hands.  Moreover, Romney may look to “invest in […]

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Cyber Roundup (9/27): CyberComm says Chinese targeting Pentagon, Cyberwarfare emerges from the shadows, cyber bringing us back to the dark ages, social engineering, hackers breach Adobe, and much more . . .

Quite a few interesting articles tonight . . . On 9/27, Jim Wolf reported for Reuters on comments by Rear Admiral Samuel Cox, CyberComm’s director of intel, on efforts by the Chinese to penetrate Pentagon computer networks.  Specifically, Admiral Cox said that “[The Chinese] level of effort against the Department of Defense is constant . […]

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Addendum to Gen. Hayden’s five things to look out for

I was sitting on the couch and I suddenly remembered a particularly interesting peice of Gen. Hayden's speech from yesterday (see this blog post, or just look below, for further context).  I was going to update my earlier blog post, but I wanted to make sure this point got its proper attention. Someone asked Gen. […]

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Apr 1st, 2012 Michael Hayden

Gen. Hayden’s 5 things to look out for: SATSA

I just got back from SATSA's 8th Annual Conference on National & International Security.  The conference was expertly run, with a great range of panelists that spoke on fascinating topics.  The food was good, too (most importantly). I'm going to focus in one the conference's keynote speaker; it's hard not to.  General Michael Hayden (ret.) […]

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Former CIA/NSA Head Gen. Michael Hayden To Speak In Syracuse At SATSA’s Annual Conference, 3/31/12

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Mar 11th, 2012 Michael Hayden

Michael Hayden On China’s Cyber-Espionage, Stuxnet

On Dec. 15th, 2011, Shihan Fang reported for CNBC on Michael Hayden's (Ex CIA/NSA head) comments at the Black Hat security conference.  A few of his comments caught my eye. Gen. Hayden, in commenting how impressed he was with the sophistication of Chinese espionage, mentioned that the US also spies using cyber.  However, Gen. Hayden […]

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Cyber Threat Clearinghouse Key To National Security: Federal Computer Week

On Dec. 9th, 2011, Michael Hayden (former CIA/NSA head), Samuel Visner, and David Zolet wrote an opinion article for Federal Computer Week.  The article argued for a national cybersecurity clearinghouse that would see greater collaboration between the federal government and the private sector, and amongst private entities as well.  The authors argued that the federal […]

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Dec 11th, 2011 Legislation, Michael Hayden

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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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