Presentation

Within the framework of the Research Project “The Challenge of Global Cybersecurity from an International-legal Perspective” awarded by the National Research Agency, an International Conference will be organized in Granada on 26-27 March 2020.

Cybersecurity is an international public good. In this sense, the initial approach from legal literature to cybersecurity has taken place in relation to collective security. However, the pervasiveness of many malicious cyber activities with legal-international relevance makes it necessary to carry out an in-depth examination of this phenomenon. In addition to the threat of cyberwar, other more everyday threats have emerged, but for that same reason they seem more damaging to the security of cyberspace, such as cybercrime, where there already exists an international instrument such as the Budapest Convention of 2001 Council of Europe. Other equally pernicious threats with international reach are cyberterrorism and cyber espionage.

This Conference aims to carry out a holistic analysis on cybersecurity from a legal-international point of view, assuming as a starting hypothesis, and always with a critical approach, that an increase in international collaboration will make it possible to address in a more effective way the various threats mentioned above. Not surprisingly, the goal of greater international cooperation is also supported by the European Union Cybersecurity Strategy of 2013.

The aim is to put together an array of first-level keynote speakers that will deal with the most cutting-edge issues regarding cybersecurity. Some of those key note speakers have already confirmed their participation: Prof. Bannelier (Univ. Grenoble), Prof. Christakis (Univ. Grenoble), Prof. Kettemann (Frankfurt Univ.), Prof. Shackelford (Indiana Univ.), and Prof. Tsagourias (Univ. of Sheffield).

Moreover, a call for papers will be organized so as to allow researches in the field from all over the world to introduce their current work on this area.

There would be two main sessions:

  • The first session will be devoted to cross-cutting issues such as jurisdiction, responsibility, or due diligence, among other.
  • The second session will deal with responses to cyber threats nowadays existing in the web, ranging from cyberwar to cybercrime, cyberterrorism and cyber espionage.