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Data Breach Notifications: Too Little, Too Late

Equifax, the SEC, Deloitte. They aren’t the first, and they won’t be the last.  As the number of major data breaches continues to grow, so does the debate around whether the federal government needs to step up and regulate data breach notifications. An article earlier this week in the Wall Street Journal summarizes the arguments […]

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Cyber Round Up: Congress isn’t prepared for cyber attack; Chertoff likens cyber to immune system; Deloitte says very few affected

We’re under constant threat of cyberattack, and Congress isn’t prepared to do anything about it (Washington Post):  Brianna Wu, a software engineer by trade and now a Democratic candidate for Congress in Massachusetts, wrote a piece for the Washington Post about Congress’s lack of preparation for a cyber attack. The article points out that Congress has […]

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Sep 25th, 2017 cybersecurity

The Advocacy of Terrorism on The Internet: Freedom of Speech Issues and the Material Support Statutes

Congressional Report discussing the First Amendment implications of restricting speech that advocates terrorism.

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Congressional Report on Cybersecurity Fails to Deliver

While the Congressional Research Service usually provides exceptional reports in the area of cybersecurity (see here, and here), the recent report titled Cyberwarfare and Cyberterrorism: In Brief falls short of the usual level of expertise. The report is full of factual information spanning various topics in cybersecurity, but the facts are thrown together in sections without any […]

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Will the US Give up Control of the Internet? The DNS/ICANN Debate.

On March 14, 2014, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced its intention to transition its stewardship role and procedural authority over key domain name functions to the global Internet multistakeholder community. Currently, the U.S. (through NTIA) holds this stewardship role over the domain name system (DNS) by virtue of a […]

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Cybersecurity: Authoritative Reports and Resources (CRS Report)

Here’s a recently published CRS report on congressional authority and involvement in key cybersecurity issues.  The report, by Information Research Specialist Rita Tehan, also includes relevant resources, data, and statistics.  

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Sep 28th, 2013 Law, Legislation

Chamber Of Commerce Fallout

Yesterday the WSJ reported that the Chinese hacked the US Chamber of Commerce.  Here's a quick overview of the reaction: *** The Toronto Star explores why the hacking of the Chamber of Commerce should scare you, and how all of our digital frames, thermostats, and printers are at risk. *** Humourosly, the New York Times […]

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U.S. Debated Cyberwarfare in Attack Plan on Libya: NYT

On October 17th, 2011, Eric Schmitt and Tom Shanker reported for the New York Times on how the Obama administration debated whether to use a cyberoffensive to disrupt and disable Libyan air-defenses before the American-led strikes against the Quaddafi government.  The goal of this cyberoffensive was to sever military communication links, thus preventing early-warning radars […]

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Hearing on 6/16: “Cybersecurity: DHS’ Role, Federal Efforts and National Policy.”

On Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., the Homeland Security Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will conduct a hearing entitled “Cybersecurity: DHS’ Role, Federal Efforts and National Policy."  One of the witnesses will be Stewart A. Baker, who has been posting on FISA, cybersecurity legislation, counter terrorism and The Wall (between intelligence and […]

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Cyber Security Cheat Sheet | Danger Room | Wired.com

Cyber Security Cheat Sheet | Danger Room | Wired.com. A blog over at Wired.com has posted a "cheat sheet" reportedly prepared by someone on capitol hill comparing the leading cyber security bills currently pending in Congress.  I have not checked it for accuracy. Thanks to Shay Colson, lately of Syracuse but now Seattle.

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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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