Posts Tagged ‘cyber warfare’

US military cyber group tried to ‘manipulate the thinking’ of ISIS followers

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post on the difference between cyber and information warfare and U.S. policy in this sphere. The idea was sparked by a lecture from Gen. Michael Hayden this past fall at Syracuse University, when I realized that many people have likely conflated these two concepts. Cyber operations can be […]

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Air Force Engaged in Offensive Cyber Operation

Last week, Secrecy News reported on a secret execute order (EXORD) that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) issued to authorize and launch a military operation conducted by the Air Force (AF) in cyberspace. Further details of the classified EXORD of last June and on the operation remain undisclosed.  It become known as a […]

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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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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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Pentagon’s Cyber Command Seeks Authority to Expand its Battlefield

Ellen Nakashima, of the Washington Post, reports in an article dated November 6, 2010, that the "Pentagon's new Cyber Command is seeking authority to carry out computer network attacks around the globe to protect U.S. interests."  The move is drawing objections and concerns from administration lawyers who are concerned about the legality of so-called "offensive" […]

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The Pentagon’s New Cyber Warriors

In a special report, dated October 5, 2010, Jim Wolf of Reuters reports that the U.S. military "is preparing for digital combat even more extensively that has been made public."  Based on "dozens of interviews with military officers, government officials and outside experts," the report states that one of the Pentagon's primary (and more controversial) […]

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Pentagon: The Global Cyberwar is Just Beginning

In an October 5, 2010 article by staff writer Anna Mulrine, The Christian Science Monitor reports that as the Pentagon is "rapidly preparing for cyberwar in the face of alarming and growing threats . . . [it is] struggling with some basics of warfare – including how to define exactly what, for starters, constitutes an […]

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More on Stuxnet

For background on this issue, please see my previous post. The ubiquitous Professor Chesney, now writing at, has once again beaten me to the draw by a few hours.  I like him a lot, and he does us all a great service with his listserve and blogging, but I am suspicious that he doesn't sleep.  […]



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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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