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Crafting a Democratic and Responsible Cyber Power

This workshop brings together participants to interactively reflect on what a democratic and responsible cyber power is. After a briefing by an academic expert on cyber power, the workshop will identify its core aims. In the second half, participants will work on a collaborative case study for one of three fictitious case study countries, distributed in advance of the workshop. This will seek to develop recommendations for each country, balancing its competing requirements and priorities. This will provide in-depth discussion and insight into cyber power as well as informing preliminary frameworks for cyber power disseminated through a post-workshop report.

Cybersecurity Threats in Transportation Industry

Transport industry, an important part of critical infrastructure, is taking a leap forward with implementing new communications system technologies. This session explores the security concerns of communication services used in transportation industry, addressing the modern aviation and railway sectors.  

Sail Safe

The cyber-attack surface in the maritime environment is constantly growing. More current information and computer technologies are being used on cargo and passenger ships and ports to save on operational costs and increase navigational safety. This panel will discuss the cyber aspects of the sector, sheds light on the potential land-based attacks, and introduces the response from the industry to this challenge.  

Automation in Malware Analysis

As attackers deploy automation on attack side, the number of detected threats grow in combinatorial explosion and exhaust any capacity of human analyst resources. This panel will explore the topic of malware analysis with special focus to automation. 

Cyber-Space: Doubling the Legal Complexities?

Cyber operations directed to space infrastructures have brought new legal challenges. Cyber operations conducted on earth, to enable satellites to function or malfunction in outer space, are deemed to be outer space activities and thus International law in this field applies to these operations. In the event of cyber attacks on its space assets, a victim state will face a conundrum of how to legally assess the attacks and to respond to an offender, in the light of relevant space law treaty provisions and other rules of general international law. However, it is far from easy to interpret and apply them given that state jurisdiction is exercised in outer space in a different manner than other domains. This session explores topics such as how to sort out responsibility and liability arising from cyber attacks on space assets among all countries concerned and how NATO allies can proceed with legal evaluation problem.