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Cyberwar: The Digital Front - An Attack on Freedom and Democracy?

Countries and governments are increasingly using digital technologies in cyberspace, whether for communication, monitoring, espionage, combating crime and optimization of their military forces. The freedom of the Internet creates new spaces and facilitates new strategies. But how secure are they really? How secure is our own data, and how safe are countries? Many governments already integrate cyberwarfare methods in their civil and military security strategies.

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Cybersecurity and Civil Liberties: A Task for the European Union

Annegret Bendiek

Existing controls are insufficient to protect the basic rights of Internet users.

An Ethical Argument for High-Security IT

Sandro Gaycken

Vulnerable IT structures are a threat to peace and security throughout the world.

Cyberwarfare: Challenges to International Law

Robin Geiß

There is a considerable need for clarification of the applicability of international law.

State-Sponsored Hacktivism and the Advent of "Soft War"

George R. Lucas, Jr.

Informal normative arrangements make relations between states more stable in the long term.

Cyberwarfare: Hype or New Threat?

Götz Neuneck

International trust-building measures can prevent a digital arms race.

Why Should We Worry About the Militarization of Cyberspace?

Dinah PoKempner

Civilian actors and international cooperation make cyberspace safer.

What Ethics Has To Do With the Regulation of Cyberwarfare

Mariarosaria Taddeo

Just war theory and international law have been overtaken by the information revolution.  

Special: Cybersecurity in Germany - Myth and Reality

Cybersecurity – How Policy Makers Fail

Isabel Skierka

Instead of militarization and online nationalism, the freedom of the individual needs to be in the center of digital security policy.

Interview with Felix FX Lindner, Hacker

Felix FX Lindner

Laziness, Google and incompetence are a dangerous mix. Blind digitalisation exposes national security.

Interview with Michael Hange, President of the Federal Office for Information Security

Michael Hange

Cyberattacks on the economy, military and government happen on a daily basis. Cybersecurity can never be one hundred percent safe.