Posts Tagged ‘DHS’

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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Cyber ecosystem to smother cyber strikes: Nextgov

Interesting little tidbit from Aliya Sternstein over at Nextgov.  Apparently the Obama administration is interested in building a “virtual community that would prompt computers worldwide to instantly, en mass, suppress cyberattacks, sometimes without humans at the keyboard.”  The concept is only at research solicitation stage, with DHS and NIST (the same people behind NSTIC) heading […]

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Sep 11th, 2012 cyber attack, technology

More On Cybersecurity Legislation

On Feb. 6th, 2012, the Washington Post reported on comprehensive cybersecurity legislation.  According to the article, we're starting to get a rough picture of what the Senate's version of cybersecurity legislation will look like: DHS would have cybersecurity responsibility within the US. DHS would have the power to decide which companies to regulate   "DHS would […]

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Feb 6th, 2012 Legislation

Senate Cybersecurity Bill Sparking Concerns About Government Control: The Hill

On Jan. 29th, 2012, Gautham Nagesh wrote for The Hill on comprehensive cybersecurity legislation.  Apparently one cybersecurity bill will make it to the Senate floor this week.  That bill has not been publicly released.   As for the bill, the article explained that its content gives DHS regulatory power over critical infrastructure.  These provisions, however, […]

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Jan 30th, 2012 Legislation

China’s Cyber Thievery Is National Policy—And Must Be Challenged: WSJ

Wow.  Just wow.  On Jan. 27th, 2012, Mike McConnell, Michael Chertoff, and William Lynn co-authored an Op-Ed for the Wall Street Journal on Chinese cyber-espionage.  If you don't recognize the authors, it's a veritable all-star team of US national security figures:  Adm. McConnell was the former director of the NSA and director of national intelligence; […]

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Draft Cyber Bill Gives DHS Controversial Authorities: FederalNewsRadio

On Jan. 13th, 2012, Jason Miller reported for Federal News Radio on yet another cybersecurity bill.  That bill is titled the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).  According to the article, FISMA is controversial because the bill might allow DHS to take "any lawful action" against contractors when a contractors system comes under cyberattack.  Some […]

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Jan 15th, 2012 Legislation

Defense Bill Approves Offensive Cyber Warfare: InformationWeek Government

On Jan. 5th, 2012, J. Nicholas Hoover reported for Information Week on the highly controversial National Defense Authorization Act (the NDAA).  Lost amongst discussions of indefinite detention were some pretty interesting developments for US cyberwarfare.  President Obama has signed the NDAA into law. First, the NDAA allows the US military to carry out offensive cyber […]

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DHS Outlines Goals For Nation’s Critical Infrastructure: GCN

On Dec. 15th, 2011, William Jackson wrote for Government Computer News on a new cybersecurity strategy released by the DHS.  The DHS cybersecurity strategy focuses on protecting critical infrastructure and would fit seamlessly with proposed legislation that promotes information sharing between the private sector and the US government.  There are a few cybersecurity bills floating […]

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Cyber-intruder Sparks Massive Federal Response — And Debate: Washington Post

On December 8th, 2011, Ellen Nakashima wrote for the Washington Post on a computer virus that redefined how the United States looks at cybersecurity.  The article takes an in-depth look at a particular piece of malware called Agent.btz.  In 2008, Agent.btz infected military systems through a regular flash drive.  The circumstances of the infection are […]

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Dec 10th, 2011 cyber attack, Cyber Command

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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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