Cybersecurity and the Laws of War

International & National Security Law Practice Group Teleforum
Start : Friday, October 05, 2012 01:00 PM
End : Friday, October 05, 2012 02:00 PM

Add To Your Calendar

Conference Call

Featured Speakers:
Jeremy A. Rabkin
Paul Rosenzweig


Cybersecurity and the Laws of WarAt a recent major address, U.S. State Department Legal Advisor Harold Koh announced that a cyber attack on the United States may amount to an armed attack and, as such, can be subject to international humanitarian law and the laws of war, warranting a military response. Some observers considered the remark little more than an official recognition of a fairly evident matter, while others considered the remark much more significant and controversial. In the background, the United States continues to deal with ongoing cyber attacks originating from China. Our experts will discuss Mr. Koh’s statement and related matters.


  • Prof. Jeremy A. Rabkin, George Mason University School of Law
  • Mr. Paul Rosenzweig, Principal, Red Branch Law and Consulting

Call begins at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Registration details:

Teleforum calls are open to all dues paying members of the Federalist Society. To become a member, sign up here. As a member, you should receive email announcements of upcoming Teleforum calls which contain the conference call phone number. If you are not receiving those email announcements, please contact us at 202-822-8138.

Related Materials:
"International Law in Cyberspace" Speech by Harold Koh at USCYBERCOM Inter-Agency Legal Conference, Ft. Meade, MD, September 18, 2012