Module 2 -- October 7 through 13, 2013
Topic: Roles of International Law, the State, and the Private Sector in Cyberspace
If not the borderless realm for which its early pioneers once hoped, the Internet is at least transnational. So, if it must be governed, shouldn’t it be governed by international law? In July, 2011, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano called for an “international legal framework” to “govern[ ] cyber.” What international law does or could prevent cyber crime, limit cyber arms and warfare, and protect the free flow of ideas and of commerce? Can treaties do that?
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Online Seminar - Live Session:
Participate in the live online seminar on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6:30 p.m. Eastern
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- Department of Commerce Recommendations To The President On Incentives For Critical Infrastructure Owners And Operators To Join A Voluntary Cybersecurity Program, 8/6/13.
- January 21, 2010 speech by Secretary of State Clinton .
- Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare .
- Entire text of Secretary Panetta's 10/11/12 speech "Defending the Nation from Cyber Attack."
- Video of General Keith Alexander at the RSA Conference, 2011.
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