Tech Talk: Cyberattacks in Time of Conflict: The Case of Ukraine
The Cyber Peace Institute, based in Geneva, is an independent and neutral organization whose mission is to ensure the rights of people to security, dignity and equity in cyberspace. The Institute works in close collaboration with relevant partners to reduce the harms from cyberattacks on people's lives worldwide. By assisting vulnerable entities, with a focus on health and humanitarian actors, we enable them to strengthen their cyber resilience and ensure mission continuity. By investigating and analyzing cyberattacks, we expose their societal impact, how international laws and norms are being violated, and advance responsible behavior to enforce cyberpeace. For obvious reasons, Cyberattacks in time of conflicts are one of our primary concerns; we have therefore launched a microsite that provides a detailed analysis of cyberattacks in Ukraine, their impact on civilian populations and critical cyber infrastructure. Thanks to this dedicated platform, whose goal is to explore the conflict in cyberspace, we are conducting the following operations:
- Analyzing attacks & attribution to reach legal accountability;
- Tracing harm to civilians to protect civilians;
- Documenting legal instruments to drive regulatory change.
The CyberPeace Institute's presentation will highlight key data that shed unprecedented light on the essential, but under-reported, digital dimension of the Russian/Ukraine conflict.