The International Law of Cyber Conflict

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FRI, SAT 9:30 am - 5:00 pm TNH 2.124

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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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

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


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