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Cyberwarfare and digital (un)safety
23-01-2017 at 20:00 - 21:30
Are mouse and keyboard the new weapons of conflict? War is no longer only waged in the domains of land, sea, water and space because a new domain has opened up: cyberspace. Cyberattacks give hackers the power to target vital infrastructure and by doing so disrupt entire states. With war changing into hybrid forms it becomes important to adapt to a changing world in which security threats are more frequently found in the cyber domain.
Full-scale, total war requires massive costs to wage, but with digital hacks being less expensive and have the opportunity to inflict considerable damage it is not hard to see why they would be an attractive alternative to a conventional military and espionage activities.
Brigade-General Paul Ducheine will elaborate on digital security in our time and the role of Cyberwarfare in the 21st century. Paul Ducheine is Professor for Cyber Operations and Cyber Security at the Netherlands Defence Academy and a professor of law at the University of Amsterdam.