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Cyber Round Up: Senator Calls for Cyberwar Strategy; DoD Cyber Teams ‘Fully Capable’; Germany Attemps to Reduce Hate Crimes and Fake News

Mark Warner: It’s time for the US to create a cyber strategy to fight back against Russia, China (Washington Examiner):  Senator Mark Warner says it’s time we come up with a ‘cyber doctrine.’  According to a recent article, Warner wants the U.S. to develop a strategy for how it operates in cyberspace, both offensively and defensively. […]

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Nov 6th, 2017 cybersecurity, DOD

Cyber Round Up: A Manhattan Project for Cybersecurity, EU Scales Up Cyber-Attack Responses, Senate Defense Bill Calls for Blockchain Cybersecurity Study

Time for the US to Develop a Manhattan Project in Cybersecurity (The Hill): Opinion contributor Greg Clark poses the question, “If cybersecurity is one the greatest challenges facing our nation today (and few would question that it is), why are we helping our adversary defeat billions of dollars in cyber defenses?” Clark discusses how the […]

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Cyber Round Up: NSA Planning Reorganization; U.S. Looking to Relax Software Export Regulation; Defense Secretary Highlights Tech Priorities for 2017

NSA Planning Reorganization (The Washington Post): The National Security Agency (“NSA”) is reportedly planning a reorganization, according to The Washington Post. The article suggests that the reorganization, referred to as “NSA21”, will be publicly announced soon. The reorganization is focused on breaking down walls between organizations within the agency and developing a more collaborative environment, the article explained. […]

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Cyber Round Up: Six Botnets Identified and Traced; DoD Releases Cloud Connection Process Guide; France Wants to Increase Legal Tools to Address Cybercrimes

Six Botnets Identified and Traced (Israeli21c): Six botnets have been identified and traced by cybersecurity researchers from Deutsche Telekom Innovation Labs at Ben-Gurion University, according to an article by Israeli21c. Botnets are “networks of malicious remotely undatable code” that infect computers, the article explained. Hackers can then use these botnets to carry out “powerful attacks” that are very […]

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Pentagon Charged with Security Clearance Data Protection

Following the massive data breach involving the Office of Personnel Management (“OPM”) which compromised approximately 22 million security clearance records of federal employees and contractors, the Obama administration has tasked the Department of Defense (“DOD”) with overhauling the background investigation process, Nextgov reported. This move shifts the responsibility to protect security clearance information from the OPM, the agency that spearheaded the effort at the […]

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Cyber Round Up: DOE and MIT Sloan Partner Up for Grid Security, DoD Needs to Focus its Hiring Efforts, USCG RDML Thomas on Port Security

MIT Sloan and DOE Cyber Initiative (PR Newswire): The U.S. Department of Energy announced a $34 million initiative aimed at improving the U.S. grid, oil, and natural gas infrastructure from cyber threats, according to an article in PR Newswire.  The article states that MIT’s Sloan School of Management Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (IC³) […]

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Actual U.S. DoD Cyber Strategy

We’ll have lots of analysis and commentary over time, no doubt, but we just want to make sure you all have a copy of the actual [U.S.] Department of Defense Cyber Strategy of April 2015 by posting it here: Of course, it is always better to read the actual source document for yourself before reading […]

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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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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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Going On The Offensive

On November 15th, 2011, Ellen Nakashima reported for the Washington Post how the DoD has clarified its policy on offensive cyber operations.  Specifically, the article notes that the Pentagon, "if directed by the president, will launch offensive cyber operations in response to hostile acts."  Furthermore, "hostile acts may include significant cyber attacks directed against 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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