Posts Tagged ‘cyber defense’

Summary of 2018 National Defense Strategy

Included below is the Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy.  An article last week commented on the cyber-related issues in the document, including the fact that it does not mention an elevated role for Cyber Command. That article can be read here. Please follow and like us:

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Information Warfare: Russian Activities

Catherine A. Theohary and Kathleen J. McInnis of CRS analyze Russia’s and the DOD’s understanding of Information Warfare in the context of recent events. Please follow and like us:

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The U.S. Cyber Glass House and Deterrence

“I’d say our [cyber] defense isn’t working” – Former Director of the National Security Agency Keith Alexander. In a keynote address at the American Enterprise Institute, Alexander told the audience that “if everybody’s getting hacked … industry and government … the strategy that we’re working on is flawed.” Critical infrastructure is vulnerable to cyberattacks and several […]

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NATO Conducts Seventh Annual Cyber Coalition Exercise

From November 18 to November 20, NATO conducted its seventh annual Cyber Coalition Exercise, NATO reported. According to NATO, the three day exercise, dubbed “Cyber Coalition 2014”, was designed to test the “Alliance’s ability to defend its networks” from the myriad of threats that exist in the cyber domain. Additionally, NATO Assistant Secretary General for […]

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Iran’s Boosted Cyber Capabilities

In a hearing of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on “Iran’s Support for Terrorism Worldwide,” former chairman of the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence gave a statement that included the “increasing sophistication of Iran’s cyber program and capability to conduct cyber warfare.” The testimony on last Tuesday followed reports in February on Iranian hackers, who penetrated the Navy […]

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Peacetime Regime for State Activities in Cyberspace – Free Download From NATO CCDCOE

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallinn, Estonia, has released a 746 page book entitled, Peacetime Regime for State Activities in Cyberspace. A description of the book as well as a separate review of it are offered on CCDCOE’s website.  “The publication covers in a multi-disciplinary approach the technical, […]

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Congressional Panel Concludes U.S. is at Risk of Losing its Tech Edge

The New York Times reports that the National Commission for Review of the Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community—a congressional panel created prior to the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program revelations—released an unclassified version of a report concluding that the United States may be losing its technological edge in the […]

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Britain Would Strike First In Cyberwar: FoxNews

On October 18th, 2011, FoxNews reported on how the British government has stated that it is willing to strike first in order to defend itself against a cyberattack from an enemy state.  William Hague, Great Britain's Foreign Secretary, told reporters that "We will defend ourselves in every way we can, not only to deflect but […]

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Oct 21st, 2011 cyber attack, warfare

GCHQ Director Iain Lobban’s Speech to the Int’l. Inst. for Strat. Studies.

Below is the entire speech from Britain's Government Communication Headquarters Director Iain Lobban.  Readers will recall that Lobban is the first sitting director of the GCHQ to give a public speech.  His remarks are worth publishing here in their entirety.     DIRECTOR GCHQ CYBER SPEECH FOR INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES TUESDAY 12 OCTOBER […]

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Pentagon considers preemptive strikes as part of cyber-defense strategy

In an article dated Saturday, August 28, 2010, Washington Post staff writer Ellen Nakashima sheds light on what types of tools the U.S. may be considering as it attempts to take its newly unveiled cybersecurity strategy to the operational level over the next two months.        *** "The Pentagon is contemplating an aggressive approach to defending its […]



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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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