DigitHarium Month #8: Cyber operations against humanitarian organizations
For the eighth DigitHarium month, we looked at how cyber operations could affect humanitarian organizations and their work: what the stakes were, what risks were most likely to arise, and what steps humanitarian organizations needed to take.
For the eighth Digital Dilemmas Dialogue, we invited Marietje Schaake to discuss what was at stake for humanitarian organizations. The discussion looked at how humanitarian organizations could protect themselves in cyberspace and how policy and technical measures could mitigate cyber risks.
Digital Dilemmas Dialogue #8: Cyber operations against humanitarian organizations
20.10.21 | Recording available online
For the eighth Digital Dilemmas Debate, we invited experts and academics from the technology and legal fields to discuss the implications for humanitarians of using digital tools and services. The discussion focused on the importance of humanitarian organizations properly understanding and mapping their use of cyberspace, the risks that cyberspace posed to their integrity, sustainability and independence, and the strategic decisions that had to be taken to mitigate these risks.
Digital Dilemmas Debate #8: Engaging in cyberspace - A humanitarian perspective
27.10.21 | Recording available online
Finally, complementing these reflections, we collected two series of articles on the human costs of cyber operations and ways to avoid civilians being harmed during military cyber operations.
Blog series: Avoiding civilian harm during military cyber operations
Blog series: Human costs of cyber operations
NEW! Scenario 25 of the Cyber Law Toolkit - "Cyber disruption of humanitarian assistance"
Hacking humanitarians: moving towards a humanitarian cybersecurity strategy, by Massimo Marelli (9 min read)
The better angels of our digital nature? Offensive cyber capabilities and state violence, by Florian J. Egloff and James Shires
Offensive Cyber Capabilities and State Violence: Three Logics of Integration, by Florian J. Egloff and James Shires