The International Law of Cyber Conflict

This course is an introduction to how international law applies to hostile cyber activities by States and non-State actors during both peacetime and armed conflict.  Topics addressed range from sovereignty in cyberspace to cyber armed conflict.  It also addresses the responses available to States -- such as retorsion, countermeasures, necessity, and self-defense -- when responding to hostile cyber operations.  The course draws on the Tallinn Manual 2.0 project, which resulted in a restatement of the law drafted over seven years by an international group of experts.

Class Details

Short course from 4/17/20 through 4/25/20

Meeting Days Time Location
Friday, Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm TNH 2.124
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Mandatory


  • Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations - Michael N. Schmitt
      Cambridge University Press , edition: 2nd
      ISBN: 978-1316630372   (required)