All is Fair in Love and Cyberwar: Introduction and Legal Implications of Cyberwar 

· May 18, 2023
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Cyberwar refers to the use of computer technology to conduct warfare in cyberspace. Cyberwar has become a growing concern for governments and organizations worldwide as it can cause widespread disruption and damage to critical infrastructure, such as energy grids, financial systems, and transportation networks, with potentially devastating consequences. More subversive methods targeting government institutions and political processes have also become an increasing threat to sovereign states. Domestic and international lawmakers face challenges in its governance and enforcement even while state and non-state actors are increasingly leveraging cybersecurity to supplement their military or economic shortfalls. Accordingly, the legal implications of cyberwar are significant, and provoke issues related to privacy, intellectual property, and national security.  

  • Attorneys must be equipped the sufficient technical understanding of cyberwar to address these complex legal issues to protect their clients and their interests. Understanding the legal frameworks governing cyberwarfare will be critical in advise organizations on their liability and responsibility in the event of a cyberattack. 
  • Technology executives: Knowledge of the legal implications of cyberwarfare will be necessary to develop effective cybersecurity strategies and incident response plans that comply with legal and regulatory requirements. 

In this CLE webinar, our expert panelists begin by introducing essential concepts of cyberwarfare, including the threat landscape, key foreign actors targeting the U.S., and industries facing cyber risks. Next, our speakers give a primer on international law and cybersecurity law, discussing the applicable cybersecurity laws, the Tallinn Manuals, and U.S. domestic cybersecurity law. Finally, our panelists review the legal implications of cyberwar and foreign cyber aggressions on organizations and their counsel.  

Topics covered in this webinar:    

  1. Cyber Warfare and Cybersecurity Today  
  1. Primer on International and National Security Cyber Law  
  1. Legal Implications of Cyberwar for Attorneys and Their Clients. 


Daniel B. Garrie, Esq. – Founder, Law & Forensics; Neutral, JAMS; Faculty, Harvard
Eric Talbot Jensen – Professor, Brigham Young University School of Law

Mark Visger – Academy Professor, Army Cyber Institute, United States Military Academy

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