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FBI Director’s Speech at the Symantec Government Symposium 8/30/2016 full text and audio

Full audio (42 minutes): FBI Director James Comey presented the morning government keynote address to cyber security experts at the Symantec Government Symposium in Washington, D.C. on August 30, 2016.  After outlining the various threats in cyberspace, he identified “three joint goals” for government and the private sector together: reduce vulnerabilities work together to do […]

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Deputizing a Cyber Posse

“Since the time of Wyatt Earp, through the fighting of drug cartels in modern Mexico, there has been a recognized need in times of great societal imbalance or where specialized expertise is needed, for government to commission the support of the citizenry,” reports a recent Forbes’ article recommending the commission of a Cyber Posse. As […]

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Cyber Round Up: White House Breach Linked to Russian Government; New Law Against Cyber Squatting in Nigeria; DHS Probes Cybersecurity Dangers in Medical Devices; New Report Links Cyber Espionage Group to Chinese Intelligence; Justice Official Speaks on Government-Business Cooperation to Improve Cybersecurity

The Washington Post reports that hackers thought to be working for the Russian government breached the unclassified White House computer networks in recent weeks resulting in temporary disruptions to some services while cybersecurity teams worked to contain the intrusion.  However, the article also states that the intruders did not damage any of the systems and […]

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The Aurora Vulnerability and the Risk for Nuclear Power Plants

In February, an experienced nuclear engineer concluded on the cyber security portal Infosec Island a non-neglectable risk of a potential cyber attack, which, under certain circumstances, could cause a core melt. Due to the contribution, the so-called “Aurora Vulnerability” lies in the alternative current (AC) motors that run the emergency core cooling system, and which can […]

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Of Fridges and Pacemakers: The Pervasive Vulnerabilities of the Internet of Things (2/2)

Yesterday’s blog post raised awareness on the insecurities of the Internet of Things (IoT). Widespread vulnerabilities make all kinds of “smart” devices an easily accessible and controllable target for hackers and cyber criminals. Several examples of cyber attacks on such embedded systems have been mentioned to substantiate security expert Bruce Schneier’s problem statement. With today’s […]

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Of Fridges and Pacemakers: The Pervasive Vulnerabilities of the Internet of Things (1/2)

  The Problem In January, the Wired magazine published an essay, in which cyber security guru Bruce Schneier warned about the security risks of the Internet of Things (IoT).  “Riddled with vulnerabilities,” information technology (IT) embedded in all kinds of appliances at home, in the public, in cars, or even in our bodies allows hackers to […]

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Cyberspace’s Next Billion Users

The growing access of Africa’s and Asia’s populations has far-reaching consequences for governing the Internet and cyber security. Professor Ronald Deibert and his team at the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto approached this development with a workshop at the Internet Governance Forum in Bali last year. The provenance of the next billion users […]

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Jan 4th, 2014 future, IT security

The Lobbying of the Cybersecurity-Industrial Complex

In their study on campaign contributions for the 2012 elections, political scientist Thomas Ferguson and his colleagues found telecommunications and information technology contributed significantly to President Obama’s election campaign. The scholars based their analyses on a new and more comprehensive dataset that captures political contributions from businesses and investors to a wider extent than previous […]

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New Republic: Cybersecurity Tort Liability Trend?

Paul Rosenzweig recently published an article in New Republic that discusses what he believes is a rising trend in tort law that would establish a common law liability doctrine for consequential damages caused by inadequate or negligent cybersecurity measures. Rosenzweig argues that the evidence for such a trend can be found in two recent federal […]

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Oct 17th, 2013 cyber attack, Law

“Cyber Security: The New Arms Race for a New Front Line”—CSM

In the wake of former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s warning of a possible “cyber Pearl Harbor,” the U.S. military is making every effort to prepare to defend against catastrophe in cyberspace.  Anna Mulrine’s article, “Cyber Security: The new arms race for a new front line,” details some of the specific actions being taken by […]

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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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