Cyber security, cyber-deterrence and international law

The case of France

Authored by: Anne-Marie le Gloannec , Fleur Richard-Tixier

Routledge Handbook of War, Law and Technology

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  May  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138084551
eBook ISBN: 9781315111759
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Over the past ten years, cybernetics has been evolving very rapidly, offering immense possibilities in terms of efficient communications and synergy, economic gains, and, generally speaking, increased capabilities in many areas – military, economic, and social. At the same time, it has opened up new opportunities to non-state actors outside the boundaries of law, such as mafias, phishers, or hackers, and to states engaged in surveillance and intelligence, using cyber instruments to manipulate the environment to their benefit in the security area. We will consider the latter here, i.e., the realm of cyber security, and particularly the use of cyber means in a conflict-ridden environment.

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