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U.S. Sees “Huge” Cyber Threat in the Future

Reuters reports, in an article by Phil Stewart dated November 16, 2010, that, according to none other than U.S Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, "The United States faces a major threat in the future from cyber technologies that will require civil-military coordination to shield networks from attack."   Speaking at the Wall Street Journal's 2010 […]

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DHS and DoD Announce Agreement to Protect U.S. Computer Networks

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a press release, dated October 13, 2010, stating that the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security have "signed a memorandum of agreement that will align and enhance America's capabilities to protect against threats to our critical civilian and military computer systems and networks." ***  "With […]

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DHS Launches “Stop. Think. Connect” National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign

In an October 4, 2010 press release, The Department of Homeland Security announced the "Stop. Think. Connect." awareness campaign, part of DHS's Seventh Annual Cybersecrity Awareness Month.   *** "'Stop. Think. Connect.' is a national public education campaign designed to increase public understanding of cyber threats and how individual citizens can develop safer cyber habits […]

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Audit Finds Lapses In Federal Cybersecurity: Readiness Team Not Ready Itself

Shaun Waterman, of the Washington Times, reports that government auditors have found that systems at the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) "were not maintained with updates and security patches in a timely fashion and as a result were riddled with vulnerabilities that hackers could exploit." According to the article, dated September 9, 2010, the auditor's report […]

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DHS Deploys Special Teams to Battle Hackers in Cyber War for Infrastructure

Lee Ferran and Jason Ryan of ABC News, in an article dated August 4, 2010, report that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as well as former CIA Director John Woosley, have identified weaknesses in the nation's critical infrastructure systems as among the greatest threats to national security.   *** "'One of [the greatest threats] is the […]

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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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