Cyberspace

CERL Presents: Foreign Interference with Democratic Institutions featuring the 2017 Haaga Lecture – 18 April 2017

This event will be webcast beginning at 12:30pm ET on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Please click here to watch the live stream at that time: https://pennlaw.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Embed.aspx?id=e2128eb1-0b5b-4022-beac-3814d7edf130 https://www.law.upenn.edu/institutes/cerl/conferences/foreigninterference/ The discovery of widespread attempts to influence the 2016 Presidential election in the U.S. on the part of the Russians has sent shockwaves…



Lawfare – Terrorists, Insurgents, Something Else? Clarifying and Classifying the “Generational Challenge” – 15 January 2017

https://www.lawfareblog.com/terrorists-insurgents-something-else-clarifying-and-classifying-generational-challenge “Our hope is that our taxonomy of VNSAs (Violent Non State Actors) can help analysts and scholars to better conceptualize the range of VNSA types and the relationships among them. They are too often lumped together as “terrorist” groups, but as this spectrum makes clear, doing so oversimplifies the…


GRIZZLY STEPPE – Russian Malicious Cyber Activity (and assessments and responses)

I https://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/JAR_16-20296.pdf “Today, I have ordered a number of actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S. election. These actions follow repeated private and public warnings that we have issued to the Russian government, and are a necessary and appropriate…


NYT: Obama Orders Intelligence Report on Russian Election Hacking – 10 December 2016

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/12/09/us/obama-russia-election-hack.html “When warranted, the United States will respond to hostile acts in cyberspace as we would to any other threat to our country. We reserve the right to use all necessary means — diplomatic, informational, military, and economic — as appropriate and consistent with applicable international law, in order to…


CNN – War in Space: The Next Battlefield – 29 November 2016

“CNN’s Jim Scuitto takes you inside the most classified US operations centers to discover the devastating impact of the space war.” CNN Special Report: War in Space: The Next Battlefield” aired on November 29 at 9 P.M. ET/PT. Source: CNN See: https://youtu.be/j-ZBLFhb_lg and see: http://www.mpil.de/files/pdf3/04_schmittii1.pdf http://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/Law-of-War-Manual-June-2015.pdf https://poseidon01.ssrn.com/delivery.php?ID=469027001114070021104116071070124018103005090054068023064126004110067084100071066124042114059014058028043065112118111080070065050058063013093099103026125112015001052093081001007089100111015126095104073003095025020098003102000019103087024086090023097&EXT=pdf http://harvardnsj.org/2012/11/targeting-in-outer-space-legal-aspects-of-operational-military-actions-in-space/ http://warontherocks.com/2016/08/space-warfare-deterrence-dissuasion-and-the-law-of-armed-conflict/ http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/ourwork/spacelaw/…



MWI – U.S. Cybersecurity Gets a New Cyber Warrior General – 20 September 2016

U.S. Cybersecurity Gets a New Cyber Warrior General. MWI Contributor Robert Potter argues a turn for the positive in U.S. cybersecuirty with the recent appointment of Brigadier General (retired) Gregory J. Touhil as the first ever U.S. Federal Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). http://mwi.usma.edu/u-s-cybersecurity-gets-a-new-cyber-warrior-general/ and see also: http://militarylegitimacyreview.com/?s=Cyber and please…



MWI – Cyberwarfare a Double-edged Sword for Authoritarian States – 1 August 2016

MWI Contributor Robert Potter argues that authoritarian states are more vulnerable to the impacts of cyberwarfare than democracies in today’s War Council Blog. http://mwi.usma.edu/cyberwarfare-double-edged-sword-authoritarian-states/ For more on cyberwar, see: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/cyber-war-9780198717492?lang=en&cc=us