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The Hidden War in Cyberspace

When sound was added to film between World War I and World War II, newsreels playing in movie theaters vividly portrayed the sights and sounds of American foreign battlefields, combat-footage, and invasions. We’ve become accustomed to relying on these images and videos in our television and print news media, to stay informed on war-related current […]

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Lebanese Committee Denounces Israel’s Cyber Activities as “Acts of Aggression”

The Committee on Assessing the Dangers of the Israeli Telecom Towers Directed Toward Lebanese Territory reported to the Parliament of Lebanon that Israel is waging “cyber war” on the nation, according to Press TV. Specifically, Press TV reports, the Israeli regime penetrated the Internet systems and telecom networks of the Lebanese Army and the UN […]

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Even More Tallinn Manual Delays

Very much like two weeks ago, today I received a notice that the delivery of my pre-ordered copy of the Tallinn Manual would, again, be delayed.  “Estimated arrival date: June 04, 2013.”

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Cyber Roundup (3/28): A glimpse at cyber ROEs, China behind RSA attack, Richard Clarke on Stuxnet and China, and a growing N. Korean cyber threat

A busy night in cyber news . . . *** Carlo Munoz reported for The Hill on the upcoming release of cyber rules of engagement (ROE) for the U.S. military.  Mostly citing to testimony given by Gen. Keith Alexander (CyberComm/NSA), the article explained that the ROEs will "expand existing Pentagon protocols regarding cyberattacks beyond military […]

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Cyber Attacks Can Spark Real Wars: WSJ

On Feb. 16th, 2012, Richard Clarke (author of Cyber War: The Next National Security Threat and What to Do About It) wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal on the recent tit-for-tat cyberwar in the Middle East.  That cyberwar was really just a series of DDOS attacks and web site defacements between Israeli and […]

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Feb 17th, 2012 Current Affairs

Former cybersecurity czar says smartphones, digital certificates create security problems: Network World

On September 19th, 2011, Ellen Messmer of Network World interviewed former White House cybersecurity adviser Richard Clarke, author of the book "Cyber War," on his thoughts about US cybersecurity, SLL certificates, and more.   With regard to US cybersecurity, Clarke notes that cyberattacks have not gone so far as to bring down a power grid; […]

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Botnets descend from the skies: MSNBC

On September 9th, 2011, John Roach wrote for msnbc.com on how remote-controlled drones could be used to hack both your phone and wireless network.  Sven Dietrich, a cyber-security expert, recently built a proof-of-concept drone that can hack wireless connections, get access to computers, and build botnets.  Botnets perform activities such as distributed denial-of-service attacks, click […]

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Former NSA, CIA Director suggests cyberwar mercenaries

On August 1, 2011, IT blog ITProPortal reported that General Michael Hayden, former Director of both the CIA and NSA, suggested that the US Government should create a "Digital Blackwater."   Blackwater (renamed Xe Services LLC) refers to the US private military group linked with controversies resulting from its security-related operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. General […]

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DoD: Military Must Be Capable Within ‘Cyber’ Domain

In an article by George V. Hulme, dated February 16, 2011, NetworkWorld reports that the "Department of Defense is set to soon complete a new cyber security strategy that will explicitly recognize cyberspace as a new and official warfare domain." The new strategy, "Cyber 3.0" will charge the military with "defending government networks just as […]

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Proposal for Cyber War Rules of Engagement

In an article by Susan Watts, of BBC Newsnight, published February 3, 2011, it appears that cyber security and specific rules of engagement in dealing with a cyber attack will, for the first time, be considered at this year's annual Munich Security Conference.   "The world needs cyber war 'Rules of Engagement' to cope with […]

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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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