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SICW 2023 Open Sessions

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High-Level Panel: The Cyber Attribution Conundrum - A sharp sword or a blunt blade?

18 Oct 2023
Level 3 | Sands Expo and Convention Centre

Cyber-attacks are complex to accurately attribute. Especially when States are accused of conducting or supporting malicious cyber activities, concerns over the credibility, accuracy and intent of cyber attribution are often hotly debated. Has attribution been effective, or has it just been a one-way street?

The capability to determine the perpetrator with verifiable evidence remains elusive. Even then, how can an act by patriots be distinguished from State-sponsored activity? What are the suite of actions that States can take in attribution? What capacities are needed for States developing a policy in attribution?

Information is accurate at time of publication.