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Elaborating International Law for Cyberspace

Duncan B. Hollis Commentary

The European Union has called for all states to publicise their views on how international law applies to cyberspace. To date, primarily European states have shared their national views. The OAS’s Improving Transparency project aims to add more American voices to the conversation. Early results of the initiative highlight the need for greater legal capacity building among states that have …

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Navigating the Gaps in Cyberspace

Fabio Barbero Interviews

From addressing the knowledge and freedom gap to closing the gaps in gender and diversity, five practitioners from around the world told us what bridging divides in cyberspace means, what it entails and why it is important. Gaps are created by people, therefore only people can close them. This was the underlying assumption motivating Closing the Gap 2020, the International …

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COVID-19 and Cybersecurity in the Asia Pacific

Mihoko Matsubara Opinions

As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizations around the globe to shift to remote work, cyberattackers have taken advantage of vulnerabilities in the new IT environment to launch ransomware and phishing campaigns. The healthcare sector has been especially targeted. In the Asia-Pacific in particular, the healthcare sector is lacking in cybersecurity savvy, making global cybersecurity collaboration more important now than ever.

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COVID-19 and International Cyber Law

Michael Schmitt Commentary

States and non-state actors are turning to cyberspace to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of their operations violate such international law rules as the requirement to the respect the sovereignty of other states, the prohibitions on intervention and the use of force, and international human rights law obligations and prohibitions.

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No Safety Without Cybersecure AI

Sven Herpig Opinions

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most promising emerging technologies that exist today, and its applications will be widely implemented in the years to come. This isn’t only true for sectors like autonomous driving or surveillance but also for the military and judiciary – all areas where security is paramount. It’s imperative that we start considering the cybersecurity dimensions …