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Cyber Round Up: Quantum Computers and National Security; Hackers Use Conference as Bait; FBI stumped by encryption

How Google’s Quantum Computer Could Change the World (WSJ): A report from the Wall Street Journal explains recent developments in quantum computing and the potential impact. The piece goes through a lengthy technical explanation as to why quantum computers operate so much faster than regular computers. The article explains that most things in our lives–health records, […]

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Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight

A report today from Reuters tells the story of how the NSA’s efforts to lead the way for international encryption standards were shut down by several other members in the international community.  The story explains how several other nations were distrustful of the standards proposed to the International Organization of Standards by the U.S. because […]

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Sep 21st, 2017 encryption, NSA

Apple CEO Vows to Challenge Court Order to Assist in San Bernardino Shooting Investigation

The encryption debate continues. A court order compelling Apple Inc. to assist the FBI in obtaining access to the data contained in the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters was issued on February 16, 2016.  Since then, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has released a letter addressed to customers vowing to challenge the court […]

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Cyber Round Up: US Government Agencies Ignoring Cybersecurity Warnings, Post-Paris Renewed Debate About Government Access to Encrypted Data, On Encryption: Big Tech Is Not Budging

U.S. Government Agencies Ignoring 840 Warnings on Poor Cybersecurity (Sputnik News): According to this article by Sputnik News, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) made approximately 2,000 recommendations to improve information security in U.S. government agencies over the past six years and to-date, the government has implemented slightly over half of the recommendations (1,160).  Weaknesses included […]

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Cyber Round Up: PA Federal Court finds standing in class action, Cyberwar Ignites a New Arms Race, Obama Won’t Seek Access to Encrypted User Data

Pennsylvania Federal Court Finds Standing in Data Breach Class Action (Cyber Law Monitor): The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of PA has found standing in a data breach class action, marking the first time this court has done so, according to this article.  The article indicates that this is similar to other courts […]

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FBI’s Comey Today on Going Dark, Encryption

Delivered today, July 08, 2015: Going Dark: Encryption, Technology, and the Balances Between Public Safety and Privacy Joint Statement of James B. Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, with Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates, Before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. Good morning, Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Leahy, and members of the Judiciary […]

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Ex-U.S. Spy Chief Says May Take Crisis For New Cyber Law: Reuters

On Jan. 23rd, 2012, Tabassum Zakaria reported for Reuters on comprehensive cybersecurity legislation.  The article explains that Mike McConnel, former director of national intelligence, believes that there will need to be some type of crisis in order for Congress to pass comprehensive cybersecurity legislation.  The article quoted McConnel as saying "until we have a banking […]

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It’s Not a Privacy ‘Breach’ When Information About You Is Out There Already

Rob Pegoraro of The Washington Post, reports in an article dated November 14, 2010, that recent developments regarding Facebook's "misuse of some user's data by applications it installed on their pages," and Google's "collecting data from people's wireless networks," are in the "doghouse" for the wrong reasons. According to the Post, "[b]oth of these episodes […]

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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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