INSCT Director William C. Banks was one of the distinguished faculty at the June 16, 2017, New York County Lawyers Association Continuing Legal Education Institute short course “Cyber Warfare, Fake News, Corporate Data Collection, Wikileaks, Hacks, and Immigration: National Security in a Cyber World.”

The program informed members of the public, lawyers, corporations, and national security practitioners about the latest developments in the area of national security. Banks’ “conversation with the author” discussed his latest book, Soldiers on the Home Front. Other topics addressed in a busy schedule included:

  • ‘The Refugee Threat to National Security: Real or Hyped?
  • Are Cybersecurity Attacks Warfare?
  • Is Hacking Espionage or Warfare?
  • Data, Big Data, Metadata, and Game Theory
  • Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data and Control Your World
  • The Role of the Media in the World of Fake News
  • Balancing Counterterrorism, Immigration, National Security, and Safety
  • Does Miranda Still Apply in National Security and Public Safety Cases?
  • Cyber Insurance, Data Protection, and Lawyers’ Ethical Obligations
  • Data Breach and Ransomware Demonstration

Banks will be joined by Program Chair Mark B. Rosen, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Brig. Gen. (Res.) Eli Ben Meir, Israeli Defense Forces Intelligence Corps; John Cronan, Chief, Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit, US Attorney’s Office Southern District of NY; Colleen C. Piccone, Associate Chief Counsel, US Customs and Border Protection; Bruce Schneier, Chief Technology Officer, IBM Resilient; and Patrick Toomey, ACLU National Security Project, among others.


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