Cyber conflicts are, by definition, an international issue that crosses national borders. By the end of the course, you will be able to apply what you've learned to analyse and manage international cyber incidents and conflicts, as well as activities like developing cybercrime and cyberwarfare policy. Management of cyber incidents and conflicts necessitates an interdisciplinary approach that takes into account: 1) the characteristics of cyber threats and conflicts, 2) international efforts to reduce and improve cyber security, and 3) psychological and sociopolitical factors.
The course is intended for an international audience and will encourage participants to discuss relevant current events in order to enrich the experience with a variety of personal and cultural perspectives on cutting-edge issues. Furthermore, assignments and other assessments will supplement video lectures and selected readings to ensure that the material is applied.
After taking this course you will be able to :
- Recognize the various types of actors involved in cyber threats (individuals, organisations & nation-states)
- Differentiate between different types of cyber security threats and issues, such as data theft, political espionage, critical infrastructure protection, and propaganda.
- Describe the fundamental characteristics of the Internet infrastructure as well as international efforts to address Internet governance.
- Consider how international conflict principles might be applied in the context of cyber security.
- Apply various psychological theories of human motivation and cooperation, as well as communication and political theories, to the analysis of various international cyber security issues, such as censorship, media operations, and the role of social technologies.
1.Introduction to Cybercrime
- Introduction to Cybercrime and Fundamental Issues
- Evolution and Types of Cybercrime
- Actors of Cybercrime
- Understanding Motivated Behavior
- Motives for Hacking
- Cyber Attacks in a Global Context
2. Internet Governance
- Internet Infrastructure
- Domain Name System
- Internet Governance
- Importance of Internet Governance
- Current Issues in Internet Governance
3. Cyberwarfare and International Conflicts
- Introduction to Cyberwarfare
- Modes of Attacks
- Actors of Cyberwarfare
- Types of the Attacks
- Motivations of the Actors
- Future Battles: Threats to Critical Infrastructure
- Internet Censorship
4. Cyberwarfare and International Law
- Principles of Just War
- Law of Neutrality and Humanitarian Law
- Ambiguity and Attribution
- International Treaties
- Characteristics of Confidence Building Measures
5. Interpersonal Trust and Trust among Nations
- Ultimatum Game and Social Norms (Part 1)
- Ultimatum Game and Social Norms (Part 2)
- Components of Trust and Social Capital
- Trust between Nations and Prisonner's Dilemma
- Psychological Perspective on Confidence Building Measures