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“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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Cyber Round-Up: NSA and cryptography, ICE launches app, England initiates “cyber stress tests,” and the security-liberty dichotomy

First, “Cracked Credibility” is a great article by The Economist explaining the NSA’s (and British counterpart GCHQ’s) cryptographic efforts.  The thrust of the article is a discussion on the vulnerabilities of cryptographic standards, software, and hardware. Next, England is testing its banks’ resilience to cyber crime by rating IT system responses to orchestrated attempts to […]

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Warning: American Bar Association calls for lawyers to address cyber security – Commentary

On 11/29/12, I heard the President of the American Bar Association (ABA) speak of a new national task force on cyber. In my opinion, this could be good or bad. The issues raised by cyberspace and especially cyber security will not be resolved by an army of lawyers marching  on its own.  Cyber is nearly […]

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Shadow Wars – By Rosa Brooks | Foreign Policy

“Particularly since 9/11, the lines between the military and the intelligence community have gotten fuzzy,” observes Rosa Brooks, a Georgetown University Law Professor, on September 20, 2012 in an article entitled, “Shadow Wars: What’s the difference between a spook and a special operator?” in Foreign Policy Magazine. In our Prosecuting Terrorists course, we talk a […]

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Enrollment Open for Online Cyber Security Law and Policy Course

Follow this link for details of the course sponsored by the Institute for National Security & Counter Terrorism, and joint endeavor of the College of Law and of the Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, designated a National Center of Academic Excellence by the National Security Agency. Please follow and like […]

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“Cybersecurity: Assessing the Immediate Threat to the United States” — House testimony

On May 25, 2011, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the United States House of Representatives, Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations, held a hearing on ""Cybersecurity: Assessing the Immediate Threat to the United States." Links to testimony at that hearing are as follows: Sean McGurk, Director, Control Systems Security […]

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White House Releases Proposed Cyber Security Legislation — Critics Are Underwhelmed

On May 12, 2011, the White House forwarded proposed cyber security legislation to Congress.  The complete statement from the White House is below.  The Associated Press notes that various legislative committees have waited two years for this.  The AP also quotes Stewart Baker, former General Counsel of the National Security Agency: "The Administration's proposal shows no […]

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Snow’s Dark Forecast: Total Cyber-Meltdown

From the 11/19/10 Montreal Gazette: "It's long weeks to short months at best before there's a security meltdown," said [Brian] Snow [a former senior technical director at the U.S. National Security Agency], as a guest lecturer for the Institute for Security, Privacy and Information Assurance, an interdisciplinary group at the university dedicated to information security. […]

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Expert: Pentagon Cybersecurity Changes “very basic, very late”

CNN reports, in an article by Ashley Fantz dated December 2, 2010, that following the summer release of thousands of pages of classified U.S. intelligence by the website WikiLeaks.org, the Pentagon responded with a pledge to "fix loopholes in its computer systems."  Several months later, progress is "'ridiculous.'"   According to Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman, […]

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Air Force Takes Steps to Defend Cyber Domain

The American Forces Press Service reports, in an article dated November 9, 2010 by Ian Graham, that the Air Force is turning to its core capabilities  - speed, access and distance – to provide the Department of Defense with "a[n organic] capability . . . so that we could carry out anything our government might […]

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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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