Cyberthreats pose national, economic, and personal risks to both the public and private sectors. The frequency and complexity of cyber-attacks are rising exponentially and outpace policy and legal regulations of the area. In this context, the issue for international law is in the applicability of traditional concepts to the realities of cyber threats. This event will explore the legal aspects of selected areas of cyber security in the United States. The panel will analyze the extent to which existing national and international rules and policies respond to current challenges relating to cyber threats, in particular the right to active self-defense of the private sector in cyber space. The role of states in protecting the private sector against cyber threats and the margin of maneuver states have in responding to cyber terrorism will also be explored.
This course is one of three programs in a series cosponsored by the American Society of International Law in partnership with the United Nations Association of National Capital Area’s International Law Committee to address the issue of the use of force: when is it permissible, what is the role of the UN and how can it be carried out? For information about the full series, please click here .
- Frank J. Cilluffo, Associate Vice President Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute, The George Washington University
- Professor Catherine Lotrionte, Director of the Institute for Law, Science and Global Security and Visiting Assistant Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University
- Mr. Stewart Baker, Partner at Steptoe & Johnson, formerly Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security
- Colonel Gary D. Brown, USAF, Ret., Deputy Legal Advisor, ICRC, Regional Delegation for the United States and Canada, formerly staff judge advocate for U.S. Cyber Command
Lunch will be provided at each program. Separate fees will apply to receive continuing legal education (CLE) credit.
- WFLS Members – Free (look for the code in your e-mail)
- Members of ASIL: Free
- Non-ASIL Members: $15.00
- Members of the UNA-NCA: Free with discount code “UNPART”
- Students of ASIL Academic Partner Schools (http://www.asil.org/partnerssponsors.cfm) : Free with discount code “UNPART”
Continuing Legal Education Credit Registration Fee
- ASIL Member Attorneys: $45.00
- ASIL Non-Members: $65.00
ASIL has received accreditation for 1.5 mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) credits for this course with California and Pennsylvania. ASIL is pending accreditation with Virginia. New York attorneys may independently seek professional practice credits for this course through the approved jurisdictions of California or Pennsylvania.
For more information about ASIL’s jurisdictions and reporting CLE credits, please visit www.asil.org/institutes.cfm.
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