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Cyber Round Up: LinkedIn App Sparks Privacy Concerns; NSA Civilian Employee “Tricked” Into Giving Snowden Passwords; New Trojan Horse Emerges

Late last year, LinkedIn released “Intro,” an application for iOS and Android that basically routes all user emails through the LinkedIn servers and pastes the sender’s LinkedIn profile into the email.  Hacker News reports that, in light of controversy due to privacy concerns, the app will be shut down early next month.  Although LinkedIn pledged […]

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Cyber Round Up: Telecommunications Regulatory Power—FCC or FTC?; Tech Giants Lobby for Limits on Gov’t Surveillance; New Ransomware Virus has Reached U.S.

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing last week where Foreign Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner, Maureen Ohlhausen argued for “the repeal of the communications common carrier exemption which would transfer regulatory power of telecommunications networks from the [FCC] to the FTC[,]” according to the ACLU.  This would significantly […]

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WSJ Q&A With Huawei Executive

Huawei Technologies is the world’s second-largest supplier of telecommunications network equipment, making it a player, at least in some capacity, in industry efforts to keep networks secure. However, as the Wall Street Journal reported late last year, the results of a congressional investigation into the Chinese company indicated to  lawmakers that Huawei may have been […]

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Cyber roundup (11/6): China most threatening cyberspace force, Iran secret war, internet in a suitcase, and more Coca-Cola

Quick survey of recent cyber news . . . *** Tony Capaccio reported for Bloomberg on a new report from the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.  According to Capaccio, the Commission alleged that “China is ‘the most threatening actor in cyberspace’” and that its hackers use “increasingly advanced types of operations.”  Interestingly, the report […]

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Cyber Roundup (6/21): Iran stops new massive cyberattack, U.S./Israel behind Flame, U.S. and China in cyberspace, CNBC to run Chinese cyberespionage program, and what is America’s cyber policy?

Whew, quite a hectic few weeks with regard to cyber news . . . *** Reuters reports that Iran says it has detected and stopped a major cyberattack against its nuclear program.  The article noted that it was unclear whether the Iranians were referring to Flame or some new attack. *** In what should probably […]

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U.S. Accelerating Cyberweapon Research: WashPo

On March 18th, 2012, Ellen Nakashima reported for the Washington Post on the Pentagon's efforts to acquire and develop cyberweapons.  Notably, the article explained how the Pentagon has gone gangbusters with regard to cybersecurity spending.  So far, the Pentagon has spent roughly $3.4 billion on offensive and defensive cybersecurity this year.  Moreover, DARPA received $500 […]

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Olympic Games prepare for cyberattacks: BBC

On October 10th, 2011, BBC reported on how Olympic officials are performing simulated cyber attacks on the computer systems running London's 2012 Olympic Games.  The simulations seek to model a series of worst-case scenarios and include a massive denial of service attack on the official website and a virus getting onto organizer's computers.  Olympics officials […]

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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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