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Professor Schmitt and Professor Ryan Goodman, the Ehrenkranz Professor of Law at New York University Law School.

Mike Schmitt discusses The International Law of State Responses to Cyber Attacks

On 19 November, Professor Michael Schmitt spoke at the New York University Law School on The International Law of State Responses to Cyber Attacks

In the presentation, he explored when States may use force to defend themselves against attacks by other States, terrorist groups and hacktivists.  He also examined when States may violate legal obligations they owe other States in response to unlawful activities by those States or by individuals or groups operating from their territory. 

Schmitt is currently directing the Tallinn 2.0 project under the auspices of the NATPO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.  The project is analyzing the law applicable to cyber operations occurring outside an armed conflict as a follow on to the 2003 Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare.

Date: 2 December 2014

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