Should the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act be modified so that hacking victims can respond in self-defense outside their own networks? That’s the aim of the new ACDC Act bill, introduced June 13. Here’s what you need to know.
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The Paris Call is a step in the right direction in bringing stability and security to the borderless cyberspace through public and private-sector cooperation. But the calls in this declaration must be met with strong enforcement.
The International Committee of the Red Cross can serve as a model for a new international organization that would provide neutral, impartial and independent assistance to entities affected by serious cyberattacks.
In responding to a series of inquiries from the opposition party, the German government has clarified its position on international law in cyberspace—but questions remain.
Decision Responsibility, Legal Secrecy, and Congress’s Options.
In light of Michael Sulmeyer’s excellent recent piece on splitting NSA and CYBERCOM, which ran at War on the Rocks last week, I want to pull together some of the key legal and policy developments of the past year in a single narrative. My aim is to put them in context with each other in a way that will provide useful background for those new to this issue, while also putting a spotlight on the deconfliction-of-equities issue that the split proposal raises.
Matthew Waxman testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the international law dimensions of U.S. cyber strategy and policy.
In my first post on this subject, I quoted a news story in fedscoop saying that
The development of “loud” offensive cyber tools, [that could be definitively traced to the United States and thus] able to possibly deter future intrusions, represent a “different paradigm shift” from what the agency has used to in the past.
NATO recently announced that it will regard cyber as a domain of conflict, joining land, sea, and air as other domains in which conflict may occur. At a press conference on June 14, 2016, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO “will recognize cyberspace as an operational domain, just like air, sea and land. Cyber defence is part of collective defence. Most crises and conflicts today have a cyber dimension, so treating cyber as an operational domain would enable us to better protect our mi