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Cyber Round Up: Surveillance Reform; DHS to mandate basic security protocols; Proposed Hack Back Bill

Surveillance “Reform”: The Fourth Amendment’s Long, Slow Goodbye (Just Security): A post on Just Security earlier this week addressed both the history of surveillance in the U.S. since 9/11 and the future of it with the looming sunset of Section 702. The post explains how, in the wake of the terrorist attacks, those in charge were […]

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DHS Has Done Little To Protect Port Facilities

Gregory C. Wilshusen, Director of Information Security Issues for the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) testified before the Committee on Homeland Security Issues and the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, House of Representatives, on the state of cybersecurity at the nation’s maritime critical infrastructure.  The testimony was based on an audit conducted by the GAO […]

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Cyber Round Up: Cyber Hygiene Bill Introduced, CyberSecurity: An Important Element of Foreign Policy, Cybersecurity Litigation: Regulation and Legislation

House Dem. Eshoo Introduces Cyber Hygiene Bill (The Hill): Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA) introduced the “Promoting Good Cyber Hygiene Act” which would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to create voluntary guidelines for securing networks, according to the article.  The […]

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Cyber Round Up: China Cyber News Recap

China has been at the forefront of cybersecurity news the past few weeks, so to catch you up, this Cyber Round Up will focus on China. China’s New Cyber Weapon (NYTimes Reports): In an apparent effort to take out services that allow China’s Internet users to view websites otherwise blocked in the country, China has turned […]

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Cyber Round Up: First US Cyber Sanctions; US Accidentally Reveals Cyber Vulnerabilities; Cyber Breach South Korea Nuclear Operator; Best Cyber Security Lists 2015

U.S. Sanctions North Korea: President Obama announced on Friday sanctions against 10 North Korean officials and three government entities, Bloomberg reports.  These sanctions are believed to be the first time the US has moved to punish any country for cyber-attacks on a US company.  North Korea warns the sanctions will be counter-productive as they encourage it […]

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Cyber Roundup: DHS Awards Cybersecurity Contract, CNIL Sanctions Google, Five Cyber Pros Inducted into Hall of Fame, NSA Designates Schools of Academic Excellence in Cyber

Here’s a recap of what has been going on in cyber news lately: Following a June decision that required Google Inc. to be more forthcoming with the data it collects about users, France’s National Commission on Computing and Freedom (CNIL) has imposed a 300K euro (more than $400K) sanction on the company, finding Google has […]

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Sep 29th, 2013 Current Affairs, NSA, privacy

David House, DHS, and the Fourth Amendment Border Search Exception

As a supplement to yesterday’s post about David House and the controversy over the treatment of Fourth Amendment rights at the border, here’s a little summary of how constitutional law addresses electronic devices and the warrant requirement at U.S. borders. The Supreme Court has held that border searches are not subject to warrant provisions of […]

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ACLU Releases Documents Detailing DHS Search and Seizure Practices at the Border

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has released a series of government documents obtained by its client, David House, as a result of his lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). House, a friend of Chelsea Manning, filed suit against DHS after his laptop, USB drive, and camera were seized by U.S. customs officials […]

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Cyber Round-Up: NSA and cryptography, ICE launches app, England initiates “cyber stress tests,” and the security-liberty dichotomy

First, “Cracked Credibility” is a great article by The Economist explaining the NSA’s (and British counterpart GCHQ’s) cryptographic efforts.  The thrust of the article is a discussion on the vulnerabilities of cryptographic standards, software, and hardware. Next, England is testing its banks’ resilience to cyber crime by rating IT system responses to orchestrated attempts to […]

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Secretary Napolitano Gives Farewell Address, Briefly Warning of a Future “Cyber Event”

Last week, the resigning Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, gave her farewell address at the National Press Club. She discussed a number of key DHS initiatives, including immigration and Congress’s failure to pass the DREAM Act, and her views on the Department’s efforts to improve security in response to terrorist threats.  And while there […]

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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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