Robert M Chesney in the News

Robert M Chesney’s faculty profile

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Wired September 7, 2023

The International Criminal Court Will Now Prosecute Cyberwar Crimes

Dean Bobby Chesney observes that the International Criminal Court's decision to prosecute infrastructure hacking is unsurprising, but remarks that the decision's references to disinformation and "gray zone" tactics could lead into uncharted legal territory.
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Wired June 7, 2023

The Bold Plan to Create Cyber 311 Hotlines

Dean Bobby Chesney is featured in a story about his pilot cybersecurity clinic program at UT Austin that aims to partner with students to launch a Cyber 311 hotline for local businesses.
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Futurism May 10, 2023

Reality is Melting as Lawyers Claim Real Videos Are Deepfakes

Dean Bobby Chesney's analysis of how deepfakes could undermine the authenticity of real photos and videos is cited from his 2018 article "Deep Fakes: A Looming Challenge for Privacy, Democracy, and National Security."
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The Times-Gazette May 2, 2023

Synthetic media and deep fakes

Dean Bobby Chesney's 2018 article "Deep Fakes: A Looming Challenge for Privacy, Democracy, and National Security" is quoted in an article about the need to prioritize policies that combat harmful deep fakes.
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Wilmer Hale December 21, 2022

The Other Side Says Your Evidence Is A Deepfake. Now What?

In an article about the reliability of video evidence, a term coined by Dean Bobby Chesney is referenced. "Liar's dividend," refers to the tactic of
individuals playing upon the existence of "deepfakes" to challenge the authenticity of genuine media.    
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Lawfare October 21, 2022

The Biden Administration’s New Policy on Drone Strikes

Dean Bobby Chesney was featured in an episode of The Lawfare Podcast, where he discussed how U.S. counterterrorism operations have changed in recent years, how Biden’s approach compares to previous policies, and the future significance of these changes.
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Brookings May 11, 2022

Legal Regimes Governing Cyberactivity and Cyberwarfare

Associate Dean Bobby Chesney's participation in the Congressional Study Group on Foreign Relations and National Security is included in an article summarizing a meeting that discussed international and national legal governance over cyber activity and cyber warfare