A recent New York Times story on U.S. cyber-operations against the North Korean ballistic missile program prompts questions over whether the United States has crossed the threshold into "acts of war" in cyberspace.
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In an effort to help untangle the dense and complex field of international law in cyberspace, we’ve assembled a curated list of over 150 publications covering cyber security in the context of international relations for the Oxford University Press, available here.
Today, the Texas Law Review is hosting a symposium on the Tallinn Manual 2.0 at the University of Texas at Austin, featuring panels on "sovereignty in cyberspace, jurisdiction over cyber activities, international human rights law in cyberspace," and more.
The United States' seemingly insufficient reaction may have been informed by international law; the United States might have responded to the DNC hack as it did because international law did not permit it to do more. Limited state recourse to escalatory self-help measures is a feature of the modern international legal order—but, as the DNC hack, Sony hack, and growing number of similar cyber-enabled interferences demonstrate, in cyberspace this feature may have become a bug.
Despite the benefits of the Tallinn Manual, the manual presents two dangers that we should hope Tallinn 2.0 avoids.
Cyber warfare and the law -- it's getting ever more interesting ...
Cyber "war" is an information operation ... and Russia is perfecting it.
The study of conflict in the cyber domain is in its infancy. A host of questions remain unanswered. Here is a small sampling ....
Fred Kaplan at the Hoover Book Soiree.
In 2003 the Cyber-Conflict Studies Association was founded to foster the academic study of a new discipline -- conflict in the cyber domain. At the time they were more in the nature of Cassandra's trying to alert the world to a coming danger. Today, no one doubts the danger -- indeed it may well have reached the point where the fear of cyber conflict is over-hyped. But the flood of voices creates the danger of drowning out in volume more measured, rigorous study of the issue.