DigitHarium Events 20 October 2021 15:00 - 15:30 CET

Digital Dilemmas Dialogue #8: Cyber operations against humanitarian organizations


Speakers & panellists

Kubo Mačák

Kubo Mačák

Legal Advisor (ICRC)

Marietje Schaake

Marietje Schaake

Policy Director (Stanford University Cyber Policy Center) & President (Cyber Peace Institute)

About the event

What are cyber operations? How do they affect humanitarians and their work? Can humanitarians protect themselves and the people they help?

For the eighth DigitHarium month, we have invited Marietje Schaake to discuss what is at stake for humanitarian organizations in cyberspace. As international policy director at Stanford University's Cyber Policy Center and president of the CyberPeace Institute, Marietje will look at how humanitarian organizations can protect themselves in cyberspace and how policy and technical measures can mitigate cyber risks. We will also consider what digital engagement means for the trust relationships between humanitarians and the people they seek to help.

The discussion is part of the October thematic month – Cyber operations against humanitarian organizations.

The series

The Digital Dilemmas Dialogues are a series of one-on-one discussions about the humanitarian digital transformation, its implications and the work ahead. This 30-odd minutes chat brings together prominent experts and stakeholders from various sectors to explore the humanitarian consequences of a new type or trend in digital technologies each month, and offer reflections on what is coming next.

The Digital Dilemmas Dialogues are a component of the DigitHarium, which is part of the Humanitarian Data and Trust Initiative (HDTI).

Additional resources

Blog series: Avoiding civilian harm during military cyber operations (5 articles)

Blog series: Human costs of cyber operations (5 articles)

Cyber Law Toolkit

Date & Time

20 October 2021 15:00 - 15:30 CET

Online event