Category Archives: Cyber-Risk

Stuxnet as Cyberwar: The Law of War and the Virtual Battlefield

I recently wrote a paper entitled Stuxnet as Cyberwarfare:
Applying the Law of War to the Virtual Battlefield, where I attempted to address a number of legal issues related to the recent attack known as Stuxnet, looking at the nature of the attack and whether it adhered to the law of war principles of distinction and proportionality. Continue reading

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Stuxnet: The Movie

In my last post a few weeks ago, I wrote about the Stuxnet virus. If reading a long paper is not your thing, the following video does a very nice job of explaining things. Continue reading

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Let’s Declare Cyberwar!

As a child, I remember playing “war” with my friends. Epic battles played out in our backyards with imaginary casualties lying at the feet of victorious warriors in paper hats. Unfortunately, many years later not much has changed in the minds of many otherwise reasoned thinkers. Continue reading

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Wikileaks: Guess Who Owns the Internet?

This last week has not been the best of times for Wikileaks and its founder, Julian Assange. How far will the U.S. go to stop Wikileaks? Does this event set the stage for a moderated Internet of the politically correct kind? Continue reading

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Cyber Conflict and its Implications for Business

Google and Yahoo and China. Research in Motion and the UAE. Siemens and Iran. What to these companies and countries have in common? In each of these cases, companies have become embroiled in cyber conflicts and more importantly, they are exposed to risk stemming from violations of international human rights or humanitarian laws. Continue reading

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