A Dialogue on Cyber Warfare from Legal and Corporate Perspectives
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)
Conversation on Cyber Warfare and the Law
The Journal of Law & Cyber Warfare is honored to host this first cutting edge conference on the complex issues of cyber warfare.
States are faced with the multi-faceted challenges of cyber warfare. No longer confined to the world of technology professionals and spies, these threats are a growing part of the daily lives of corporations and individuals. The constitution and legislation are both scarce and obsolete and the bench and the bar lack the resources and expertise to decide or advocate on these issues.
What is not cyber-warfare? Al-Qaeda terrorists fly two jetliners into the twin towers killing almost 3,000 people. An American plane flies over Hiroshima and drops an atomic bomb killing over 90,000 people. The Nazis force hundreds of thousands of people into gas chambers and kill millions. A group of soldiers execute hundreds of innocent people. A military releases poisonous gases upon opposing forces. All of these actions if committed constitute acts of war and war crimes (albeit some may argue that not all of these acts constitute war crimes). While the devil is in the details, the crux is that in all of these scenarios there is physical evidence: DNA, radiation signature, witnesses; bullets; and gas residue. In cyber warfare, what is the physical evidence? A string of 10101010 in the digital ether?
Since the establishment of the United Nations, wars of aggression have been outlawed, and multilateral conventions refer to “armed conflict” instead of “war.” The word cyber does not appear in these texts or in the multitude of others that adjoin these legal frameworks. With the advent of cyber warfare the complexity of what is war is even more clouded and the application of law to this is even murkier.
World class thought leaders from the legal, corporate, security, and technology sectors will be discussing these issues at a panel on April 16, 2013.
- Mr. Daniel Garrie is the Senior Managing Partner and co-founder of Law & Forensics (www.lawandforensics.com), a global consulting firm whose focus includes cyber security/warfare for global companies and government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and others. Mr. Garrie has authored more than a hundred articles that have been cited by both State and Federal Judges and is frequently cited in legal and practitioner publications.
- Mr. Jeremy Kroll is the CEO and co-founder of K2 Intelligence. Before co-founding K2 Intelligence, Jeremy spent 11 years as an executive at Kroll Inc. where he was responsible for the Information Security Group. in 2004. In addition to his responsibilities overseeing K2 Intelligence’s consulting and investigative operations, Jeremy has led the firm’s strategic development of proprietary software capabilities that greatly enhance the speed, scope and acuity of the K2 Intelligence’s work.
- Ms. Uma Chandrashekhar is a senior executive in Information Security and Reliability. She has represented the U.S. delegation in the ISO 27000 Information Security Standards and served as co-editor for the ISO/IEC 27003, ITU standards. Uma holds patents in network security and reliability. Her recent roles include guest editor for Bell Labs Technical Journal special issue on security, council member of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) and distinguished fellow of the Ponemon Institute. .
- Mr. Anthony J. Bosco, Senior Vice President in charge of Investigations at Moody’s Corporation. Mr. Bosco is an attorney, who through more than 20 years of experience as a prosecutor, SEC Enforcement attorney and at diverse financial institutions, has developed expertise in internal investigations, whistle blowing, regulatory exams and inquires, representing financial institutions and their employees before government agencies and SROs, securities, banking and credit rating agency regulation, compliance policies and procedures, and assessing compliance risks.
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The Journal of Law & Cyber Warfare provides a public peer-reviewed law publication to foster open discussion and education of technology, government and legal stakeholder in relation to the complex issue of cyber warfare. Journal of Law & Cyber Warfare accepts articles written by military, technology, judges, government officials, academic and legal practitioners. The Journal of Law & Cyber Warfare provides a public peer-reviewed law publication to foster open discussion and education of technology, government and legal stakeholder in relation to the complex issue of cyber warfare. Journal of Law & Cyber Warfare accepts articles written by military, technology, judges, government officials, academic and legal practitioners.