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Cyber Round Up: Ethical Hackers; Meltdown and Spectre; Cyber & International Law

Anatomy of an ethical hacker: What it takes to operate on the frontlines of cybersecurity (Tech World): A recent article attempts to distinguish ethical hackers from any negative connotations that may be associated with the word. Hackers are not “anti social and geeky,” the article explains, but instead are “social, curious, adaptable and motivated”by a number […]

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Cyber Round Up: Cyber can nourish and poison; Do you need Cyber Insurance?; Preparing for the next cyber campaign

Cyber systems can both nourish and poison us. We need to focus on the latter (PBS):  Recent commentary published on PBS stressed the need to focus on the potential harms of cyber as opposed to its benefits.  The column quoted former Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig’s speech in which he used the terms nourish and […]

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Cyber Round Up: Israel’s Electric Authority Infected with Virus; China Revamps Cyber Force; CERT-In Signs Agreements with 3 Nations

Israel’s Electric Authority Infected with Virus (Times of Israel): The Times of Israel reported that several computers used by the Israel’s Electric Authority is currently experiencing a “severe cyber-attack”. According to the article, the Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz confirmed the attack is ongoing, adding that the ministry is “already handling it” in collaboration with […]

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Cyber Round Up: US Arms Vulnerable; Hacked: Malaysia Airlines and Israel Defense Computers; World Forum Corporate Cybersecurity

U.S. Arms Programs Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks: Pentagon’s chief weapons tester reported on the cybersecurity of U.S. weapons program, and according to Reuters, the results are dismal.  Reuters reviewed the findings of the report, which found that nearly every U.S. weapons program tested in fiscal year 2014 showed “significant vulnerabilities” to cyberattacks.  According to Reuters, the report said tests […]

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Coordinated Approach To Cyberdefense Urged: DefenseNews

On November 9th, 2011, Julian Hale reported for DefenseNews on how a number of interesting points came out of a symposium hosted by the Security and Defense Agenda.  These points included: NATO is looking to unite all of its agencies and commands under a single cyber command by the end of 2012.  This according to […]

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So Much For The New Era Of Cyberwar: The Telegraph

On November 3rd, 2011, Will Heaven wrote for The Telegraph on how the impact of Stuxnet may have been overstated.  Noting that Mossad compared Stuxnet's infiltration of the Iranian nuclear program to the cracking of the German Enigma cipher,  many viewed Stuxnet as a game-changer, possibly having delayed the Iranian program by three to four […]

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Palestinians Hit By Cyberattack Following Success At Unesco: The Guardian

On November 1st, 2011, Harriet Sherwood reported for the Guardian on how internet services in both the West Bank and Gaza have come under a sustained cyberattack by unknown hackers.  Palestinian Authority spokesman Ghassan Khatib was quoted as saying "There has been a sustained attack since the morning from many sources in many countries.  It […]

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Who is Behind Duqu? MSNBC

On October 20th, 2011, Paul Wagenseil reported for MSNBC on the mystery that is Duqu.  Again, Duqu is a new variant on the Stuxnet worm and has been aptly named "the son of Stuxnet."  However, it is unclear who exactly is behind Duqu. Stuxnet was designed to disrupt operations at Iranian nuclear-weapons facilities, and is […]

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The Son of Stuxnet: Wired

On October 18th, 2011, Kim Zetter reported for Wired on how a new piece of malware using some of the same techniques as Stuxnet has been found infecting systems in Europe.  Liam Murchu, a cybersecurity expert for Symantec, said that the new malware, named “Duqu” [dü-kyü], appears to have been written by the same authors […]

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U.S. ‘Leading Force’ Behind Stuxnet: NPR

On September 26th, 2011, Tom Gjelten reported for NPR on how a German cybersecurity expert Ralph Langner has pegged the US as behind Stuxnet.  Langer was the first to announce the discovery of Stuxnet, calling it the most sophisticated worm he had ever seen.  Langer described Stuxnet "as a worm that could burrow its way […]

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Sep 27th, 2011 cyber attack, Stuxnet, warfare

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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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