TITLE

War Through the Back Door: The Treatment of Cyber Attacks under International Law

AUTHOR(S)
Edinger, Harald
PUB. DATE
March 2014
SOURCE
Homeland Defense & Civil Support Journal;Spring2014, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Stuxnet attack on the Uranium enrichment facility at Natanz, Iran, was arguably the most successful offensive cyber operation to date. Unparalleled in its technical sophistication and targeting precision, the worm raises new questions about the conduct of cyber warfare and its treatment under international law. This article attempts to carve out the leading principles among scholars regarding the 'laws of cyber war,' and looks at what might still be absent from international legislation to effectively govern states' conduct of cyber warfare. Besides referring to the rules that may apply in the case of Stuxnet, the paper will discuss the broader implications of cyber attacks and what challenges have to be overcome in order to establish an adequate regime of international law to govern cyber warfare.
ACCESSION #
97229368

 

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