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Soverign Discourse on Cyber Conflict under International Law

Abstract: 
Article discusses law, information technology, and national security. Analyzes relationships between nation-states as it relates to the cyber domain through public international law. Discusses the sustainability of relationships between and within countries that are engaging in cyber conflict among themselves. Notes that current laws on cyber conflict and breaches of cybersecurity are highly variant between countries and such inequality allows certain countries to attack with much more impunity than others. Article's conclusion is that only through international accord and heavy modification of international law can a consistent and fair approach to cyber conflict be found; however such a approach is necessary in order to preserve the sustainability of relations between previously-inconsistent nations.
Author: 
Sean Kanuck
Institution: 
Hein Online
Year: 
2010
Input By: 
Alec Heifetz
Affiliation: 
MIT
Industry Focus: 
Information & Telecommunication
Internet & Cyberspace
Legal & Financial
Datatype(s): 
Bibliographies & Reports
Policies
Theory/Definition