Posts Tagged ‘United States’

Agreement on cybersecurity ‘badly needed’: Financial Times

On October 12th, 2011, Joseph Menn reported for the Financial Times on how the US and China need to come to some sort of agreement over cyber issues.  Although the US and China currently engage in discussions over topics like North Korea and political dissidents, the two powers have never directly communicated over cybersecurity.  Rather, […]

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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

U.S.-Australia Joint Statement on Cyberspace

This is the actual text released by the U.S. State Department.  Notice implicit definition of when a cyber attack justifies self defense under international law. U.S.-Australia Ministerial Consultations 2011 Joint Statement on Cyberspace Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 15, 2011 As part of the 26th Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations on September […]

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US, Australia add cyber realm to defense treaty: Reuters

On September 14th, 2011, Reuters reported on how the United States and Australia will include the cyber realm as a party of a mutual defense treaty.  This commitment is the first explicit application of the cyber realm to a mutual defense treaty outside of NATO.  The treaty essential means that a cyber attack on one […]

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U.S. Has Secret Tools to Force Internet on Dictators

On February 7, 2011, posted an article by Spencer Ackerman of WIRED, which highlighted the potential tools at the United States' disposal in the event of another Egypt-like Internet shutdown.   Aside from politely asking a nation's ruler to restore connectivity, "the American military does have a second set of options, if it ever […]

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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