Associated Risks and Legal Limitations of Cyber Warfare

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Yasemin Zeisl | Oct 30, 2019

State governments and private businesses are increasingly vulnerable to harmful cyber operations. The scope and versatility of cyberattacks indicate that they could become a key component of warfare in the future. While domestic laws on data privacy may protect consumers, international law lacks a comprehensive treaty on cyber warfare. Such a treaty would resolve ambiguities regarding the attribution of cross-border attacks, self-defense options, and the use of force. This risk report identifies key areas that are particularly vulnerable to international cyberattacks and offers various recommendations for improved cybersecurity initiatives. 

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Yasemin Zeisl

Yasemin Zeisl is a Risk Analyst at Global Risk Intelligence. She earned her MSc in International Relations and Affairs from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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