International Law Governing Cyber Operations

International Law Governing Cyber Operations

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This session will examine what is legal when conducting cyber operations and distinguishes between legally and morally correct.

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About the seminar: This virtual seminar on "Introduction to the International Law Governing Cyber Operations" will address the international law appropriate to the evolving frontier of offensive cyber capabilities. In particular, the course is designed with an emphasis on Russian cyber activity and subsequent U.S. policy debates and responses. As the course progresses, students will be challenged and grapple with defining standards for the behavior of states in cyberspace that is in line with international law. Subsequently, students will examine tension areas in U.S.-Russian relations and learn how cyber capabilities affect interstate issues, both old and new.

Instructor: Ethan Burger is a Washington D.C.- based international attorney and educator with a background in cybersecurity, transnational financial crime, and Russian legal matters. He has been a full-time faculty member at the American University (School of International Service — Transnational Crime Prevention Center) and the University of Wollongong (Australia) (Faculty of Law — Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention), and as well as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, Washington College of Law, and the University of Baltimore. Last year, he taught about cybersecurity as a Visiting Professor at Vilnius University on a grant from the Fulbright Foundation. Mr. Burger earned his J.D. at the Georgetown University Law Center, A.B. from Harvard University, and obtained a Certificate in Cybersecurity Strategy from Georgetown University.

Cost: $375

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