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Cyber Round Up: Encryption is About Crime, Not Terrorism; Fight over Control of Cyber Command; Pentagon Cloud Contract

The Encryption Debate Isn’t About Stopping Terrorists, It’s About Solving Crime (Lawfare): A post last week on Lawfare added to the ongoing debate over encryption but with a different focus. The author said that regardless of any flaws with third party (which means government, according to the author) access, the biggest problem remains traditional crime, not […]

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Cyber Round Up: Cyber Command Strategy; Cyber Crime Suspect Arrested in Spain; U.S. Far Behind Russia and China in Cyber Operations

United States Cyber Command’s New Vision: What It Entails and Why It Matters (Lawfare): Yesterday, I posted a document from U.S. Cyber Command here.  Dr. Richard J. Harknett wrote a piece assessing the document for Lawfare on Friday, in which he labels the strategy a significant evolution in both strategy and operations for cyber.  Harknett lists […]

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Cyber Roundup: White House names first Cybersecurity Chief; Oversight Committee rips OPM; Officials want to split Cyber Command and NSA

White House names retired Air Force General as first cyber security chief (Reuters):    Reuters reports that the White House has named its first Cybersecurity Chief.   According to Dustin Volz,  retired Air Force General Gregory Touhill will be the first appointee to fill the position.    The article discussed the move as part of the […]

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Remarks at Gen. Alexander Retirement

Remarks at the March 28, 2014, retirement ceremony for GEN Keith Alexander, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service provide further insight into the U.S. military’s thinking about cyber security. Highlights of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel remarks include: “President Obama’s reforms, including his announcement yesterday on government retention of telephone […]

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New Material for the Critical Infrastructures Debate: China Estimated to Target Hollywood

On Wednesday, the LA Times reported on information security company Mandiant’s outlook, due to which Hollywood may become the next target for Chinese state-sponsored hacking. Due to the news outlet, the cited report (according to my research not yet released) identified at least one hack into a major entertainment company, which it traced back to the People’s Liberation Army […]

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Military leaders seek higher profile for Pentagon’s Cyber Command unit: WashPo

On May 1st, 2012, Ellen Nakashima reported for the Washington Post on CyberComm's bid for full combatant command status.  According to the article, Gen. Dempsey (chairman of the JCS) will recommend that DefSec Panetta make the upgrade.  Combatant commands are joint service US military organizations with responsibility for either defined geographic areas (usually continents) or […]

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May 2nd, 2012 Cyber Command

Cyber Roundup (4/25): Pres. Obama threatens CISPA veto, Al-Qaeda Seeks cyber-attack skills, Russia gathers support for a UN cyber treaty, and Iran’s cyber army

Yet another busy night in cyber news . . . *** Jonathan Allen and Jennifer Martinez reported for Politico on how the Obama administration threatened to veto CISPA if it arrived at the presidents desk in its current form.  Notably, the administration wants to see more privacy protections for users' personal information.  Some House Republicans […]

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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 Roundup (3/27): A new House cyber bill, back for more Lulz, another setback for Huawei, and the US military goes on the cyber offensive

A quick survey of today's news… *** On March 27th, Eric Engleman and Chris Strohm reported for Bloomberg on a new House cybersecurity bill introduced by House Republicans.  According to the article, the bill is very similar to Secure IT, the cyberlegislation introduced by Senate Republicans.  The article didn't mention the bill's name, but explained […]

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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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