Cyber security, diplomacy and international law

Charles Chatterjee, Anna Lefcovitch


Abstract


This article considers the extent to which cyber security/ insecurity may be effectively dealt with only by law. The authors describe the complexities of the issue which entails a number of other related matters, namely, espionage as an identified technique of poaching information; misconduct on the part of the insiders; high technology; and competition in cyber-based activities which offer financial gains and which often form the basis for transnational terrorist activities. The authors argue that any remedies or peace for cyber warfare must be brought about by peaceful means rather than warfare.


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