Tuesday, 28 May 2013, 8:00PM
Stationers' Hall

Armageddon and the Cyberghost: Cyber-attacks as acts of war

Alexander Carter-Silk

The states' right to retaliate against attack is a central pole of international law and politics. But how are we to understand this in the age of the internet. Would China, Russia or the USA be right to retaliate against a cyber-attack from another state? Where would that leave the world today? ...We are a lot closer to international cyber-warfare than you might think.

Head of intellectual property, technology and data (IPTD), Speechly Bircham LLP.

Alexander Carter-Silk is a technology and IP specialist with over 25 years' experience advising on transactions and dispute resolution with a significant technology or intellectual property component. He has a reputation as a strategist and crisis manager as well as for robustly promoting and defending his clients' interests in commercial, corporate and contentious cases and transactions particularly where there is a potential risk to reputation or goodwill. He advises on technology intellectual property and cyber-risk including drafting insurance wording and advising on the insurance implications of technology and/or IP rich transaction and projects.

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