Law of Cyberwar: Understanding Cyberattacks and the Law
What you'll learn
- Identify issues that trigger questions in cyberwar.
- Analyze a cyber fact scenario to determine how the Tallinn Manual would apply.
- Understand the challenges in analyzing cyber events in the context of the law of war.
- Software to watch videos via the internet through the Udemy platform. Adobe reader software.
This course navigates international law and the law of war as it applies to the notion of cyberwar. Using and applying select rules of the Tallinn Manual, which is an expert analysis of law applicable to cyberwar, you will be able to understand and analyze the challenges of using law to address cyberattacks, cyberthreats and cyberwar. With this knowledge, the course will progress to applying the law to two case studies: the Sony Entertainment cyberattack and a less well known attack where a group of hackers in Iran attacked a dam in the United States. Finally, a look toward the future possibility of a cyberwar and the rule of law concludes this course.
Who this course is for:
- Lawyers who work in national security law, might want to have a closer look at the application of the Tallinn Manual
- Military personnel and veterans who have experienced kinetic war, will find this of interest
- Students exploring career choices can also explore their potential career interests
- Anyone who is interested in the questions about cyberwar, the law of war and understanding the Tallinn Manual
Victoria Sutton, MPA, PhD, JD is a distinguished law professor at Texas Tech University School of Law and is author of eight law books and numerous law articles, and winner of several book awards. She is also a filmmaker. She teaches courses in emerging technologies law, nanotechnology law, biosecurity law, space law, environmental law and cybersecurity law. She has also served as an advisor on cybersecurity and biosecurity for government agencies.