Posts Tagged ‘Pentagon’

The ‘Worm’ That Could Bring Down The Internet: NPR

On September 27th, 2011, NPR reported on how the massive computer worm called Conficker has been spreading throughout the world.  According to writer Mark Bowden, Conficker penetrates the core of a computer's operating system and turns control of the computer over to a remote operator.  Conficker takes all of these infected computers and networks them […]

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Pentagon extends cyberattack defense program: CBS News

On September 26th, 2011, CBS News reported on how the Pentagon is extending a pilot program to protect US defense contractors against cyberattack.  The program, which could serve as a model for other government agencies and critical infrastructure, seeks to harden the networks of defense contractors against attack.  To do so, the program has embraced […]

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Expert: Pentagon Cybersecurity Changes “very basic, very late”

CNN reports, in an article by Ashley Fantz dated December 2, 2010, that following the summer release of thousands of pages of classified U.S. intelligence by the website, the Pentagon responded with a pledge to "fix loopholes in its computer systems."  Several months later, progress is "'ridiculous.'"   According to Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman, […]

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The Pentagon’s New Cyber Warriors

In a special report, dated October 5, 2010, Jim Wolf of Reuters reports that the U.S. military "is preparing for digital combat even more extensively that has been made public."  Based on "dozens of interviews with military officers, government officials and outside experts," the report states that one of the Pentagon's primary (and more controversial) […]

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Pentagon: The Global Cyberwar is Just Beginning

In an October 5, 2010 article by staff writer Anna Mulrine, The Christian Science Monitor reports that as the Pentagon is "rapidly preparing for cyberwar in the face of alarming and growing threats . . . [it is] struggling with some basics of warfare – including how to define exactly what, for starters, constitutes an […]

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U.S. Call for NATO Cyber-Strike Capacity Causes Division

According to an EUOBSERVER article by Valentina Pop, dated October 5, 2010, the United States has proposed a NATO-wide "active cyberdefense" initiative as part of "a new Nato 'Strategic Concept.'"  According to the article, reception to the proposal has been less than warm.  Despite needing only a consensus to be adopted, the Strategic Concept faces […]

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Pentagon considers preemptive strikes as part of cyber-defense strategy

In an article dated Saturday, August 28, 2010, Washington Post staff writer Ellen Nakashima sheds light on what types of tools the U.S. may be considering as it attempts to take its newly unveiled cybersecurity strategy to the operational level over the next two months.        *** "The Pentagon is contemplating an aggressive approach to defending its […]


Pentagon’s cybersecurity plans have a Cold War chill

David Ignatius of the Washington Post recently authored an article in which he indicates that the Pentagon's new cybersecurity plan is undergoing its final review.     *** "Even though it deals with a distinctly 21st-century problem, the strategy has echoes of the Cold War: America's closest allies would be drawn into an early-warning network […]

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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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