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Cyber Round Up: Pentagon program finds 2,800 vulnerabilities; New SEC Data Breach Regs; Cyber Crime Update

Pentagon’s hacker disclosure program defangs 2,800 security flaws (The Hill):  Last year, the Pentagon ran a bug bounty program called ‘Hack the Pentagon.’  Since then, it has opened up a vulnerability disclosure program that, although lacking incentives, has still proven to be very useful, according to a recent article. The article says that nearly 650 hackers […]

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FBI unable to hire number of computer scientists authorized, according to Inspector General program audit

The Federal Bureau of Investigation had only hired 52 of the 134 computer scientists it was authorized to employ under the Justice Department’s Next Generation Cyber Initiative launched in 2012, according to a report released today, July 30, 2015, by the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General.  Although the “audit found that the […]

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Pointing Fingers: Why the US has Fallen Behind on Financial Retail Security

In the United States, the standard payment system is based on payment cards with magnetic stripes that are not encrypted and can easily be read.  It is reportedly easy to forge magnetic stripe cards and the signature on the back of the cards provide criminals with an example of the cardholder’s authentic signature.  In the […]

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WANTED: Evgeniy Bogachev, Cyber Criminal

A $3 million dollar reward has been offered in exchange for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of Evgeniy Bogachev, a Russian national, believed to be the leader of the criminal organization responsible for the use of the malware “Gameover Zeus” (“GOZ”) and “Cryptolocker”, reported Reuters. Bogachev was named a defendant in the complaint, […]

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Rand Corporation Releases Report on “Markets for Cybercrime Tools and Stolen Data”

The Rand Corporation has published a report detailing the fundamental characteristics of black and gray cybercrime markets, explaining their evolution into the threat we see today, and illustrating how their very existence can harm the information security environment. The report boils down to two key findings: The community of cybercriminals is growing.  Essentially, the Rand […]

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Apr 2nd, 2014 Current Affairs

The $500,000,000 Cyber-Heist | Newsweek

The story of SpyEye crimeware and the conviction of its designer Aleksandr Andreevich Panin is detailed by Newsweek in a lengthy article dated March 13, 2014. The evolution of these programs presents a complex challenge for law enforcement as the range of wrongdoers has dramatically expanded, increasing both the number of perpetrators and the ease […]

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Mar 15th, 2014 law enforcement

Cyber Round Up: NSA Epicenter Launch Delayed; Russian Cybercrime Declining?; Virginia’s Database of Resident Records; NSTIC Single Password Program

The National Security Agency’s (NSA) scheduled opening of a new epicenter—one that is to serve as the largest agency data storage center in the country—has been delayed due to electrical problems discovered by the Army Corps of Engineers, reports The Miami Herald. A report recently released by a Russian cybersecurity firm reveals evidence that cybercrime […]

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Upcoming Live Webcast From Brookings on Cyber Security v. Trade

The Brookings Institution announced in a post on their website that they will examine government restrictions in cyber and question, “[h]ow are these restrictions being used to prevent cybercrime or protect intellectual property, are they effective, and are there unintended consequences to these regulations? The February 26, 2013, will be webcast live from 2:00 PM […]

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Feb 19th, 2013 regulation

Law Enforcement Can’t Stop Hackers: PCWorld

On November 16th, 2011, Meridith Levinson wrote for PCWorld on how, despite a successful string of crackdowns on hacking groups like Anonymous and LulzSec, law enforcement has not been effective in deterring cybercrime.  Citing a Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, the article notes that "there were more data breaches in 2010 in previous years" and […]

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Nov 17th, 2011 Cyber Exploitation

Will Cybercrime Arrests Be a Deterrent? Bank Info Security

On November 11th, 2011, Tracy Kitten wrote for Bank Info Security on the effect of a recent international cybercrime investigation that nabbed six suspects.  The investigation shut down a computer scam that generated at least $14 million from more than 4 million infected computers.  However, although the take down is impressive, what effect will it […]

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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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