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Cyber Round Up: Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order So Far; Treating Cyber like Ethics; Russian Interference in German Election

Taking Stock of Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order So Far (Wired): What has happened since President Trump finally signed his Cyber Executive Order on May 11?  According to a recent article, many deadlines set by the Order have already been missed and several more are looming.  Most of these deadlines are simply information gathering tools, however, and […]

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Cyber Round Up: Trump Cybersecurity Advisors Resign; China’s Views on International Law and Cyber; India and Pakistan Hit by Spy Malware

Trump Cybersecurity Advisors Resign, Citing His ‘Insufficient Attention’ to Threats (Fortune): Seven of President Trump’s advisors from the National Infrastructure Advisory Council have resigned.   The members accounted for nearly a quarter of the Council and many were Obama appointees, an article said.  In their resignation letter, which is included below, the seven cited to […]

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Cyber Round Up: Australia’s Cyber Strategy; Trump’s Strategy is Late; Bose is Spying on Listeners, Lawsuit Says

Australia’s bold plan for cybersecurity growth (ZDNet):  Australia is taking big steps to bolster its cyber security framework.  According to an article last week, Australia is going to triple its cyber budget from AU$2 billion to AU$6 billion. The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (ACSGN) announced their Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan (SCP), which is their plan […]

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Cyber Round Up: Cyber Executive Order; Politicians Should Stay Out; Half of Web Encrypted

Big changes in Trump’s cybersecurity executive order (CNN):   Reports Tuesday that President Trump would be signing an Executive Order addressing cyber policies ultimately ended with him just discussing the content of the order with his lead advisers, according to a CNN article.   The report says that major changes are coming to the way the […]

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Trump Pick to Focus on Cyber as Homeland Security Adviser

Several news outlets today reported on the announcement that President-elect Trump has chosen Tom Bossert to be homeland security adviser.   The President-elect particularly praised Bossert’s expertise in the cyber realm.  One report said that Bossert will have an elevated status in the administration and will be “independent.”   Bossert previously served in the Bush administration, […]

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Cyber Round Up: Cyber can nourish and poison; Do you need Cyber Insurance?; Preparing for the next cyber campaign

Cyber systems can both nourish and poison us. We need to focus on the latter (PBS):  Recent commentary published on PBS stressed the need to focus on the potential harms of cyber as opposed to its benefits.  The column quoted former Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig’s speech in which he used the terms nourish and […]

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Cyber Round Up: Trump’s National Security Pick a Cybersecurity Hawk; McCain calls for Cyber Committee; Three Mobile Hack exposes six million

Trump’s national security pick is a cybersecurity hawk (PC World):  An article late last week analyzed President-elect Trump’s choice for national security adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, and his views on cybersecurity.    The article labeled Flynn as a cybersecurity hawk and discussed his strong views on the matter. The report says that Flynn has called U.S. […]

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Nov 21st, 2016 cybersecurity, Flynn, Trump

Cyber Round Up: Cyber key in lame duck Congress; OMB tries to define cyber incident;

In The Lame Duck, How Congress Makes Cybersecurity A Non-Partisan Priority (Forbes):   Cybersecurity could be a major legislative focus of the lame duck Congress, a recent report suggests.   The article says that the long series of recent events has Congress scrambling, mostly in the form of proposed amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act.   […]

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Nov 16th, 2016 cybersecurity, Trump

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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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