International Conference "The Challenge of Global Cybersecurity"

University of Granada, 16-17 September 2021

Final Programme

September 16, 2021

  • 8:30 h. Registration.
  • 9:00 h. Opening Speech: Pilar Aranda, Rector of the University of Granada.
  • 9:30 h. Professor Nicholas Tsagourias, University of Sheffield, “Cybersecurity and the Problem of Attribution”.
  • 10:30 h. Professor Karine Bannelier, University Grenoble-Alpes, “The Due Diligence Obligation and Cyberspace”.
  • 11:30 h. Coffee Break
  • 12:00 h. PANEL 1 – The use of force and self-defense
    • Yarik Kryvoi, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, “Responding to public and private cyberattacks: self-defence and countermeasures”.
    • Triantafyllos Kouloufakos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, “Cyber operations as threats of force: A welcome addition or splitting hair?”.
  • 13:00 h. Lunch
  • 15:00 h. PANEL 2 – Responses to low-level cyber attacks
    • Leonhard Kreuzer, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, “Sovereignty in cyberspace – a rule without content?”.
    • Ricardo López Hernández, Pompeu Fabra University, “The attribution of responsibility to a State for operations conducted by non-state actors in cyberspace”.
  • 16:00 h. Coffee Break
  • 16:30 h. PANEL 3 – Cybercrime regulation
    • Audrey Guinchard, University of Essex, “Amending the Convention on cybercrime n.185 and Directive 2013/40/EU on attacks against information systems”.
    • Ana Gascón Marcén, University of Zaragoza, “The Budapest Convention and the new initiative for a UN Convention to fight cybercrime”.
  • 19:30 h. Social dinner


September 17, 2021

  • 9:30 h. Professor Scott Shackelford, Indiana University, “Finding Cyber Peace in an Internet of Everything”.
  • 10:30 h. Professor Matthias Kettemann, Leibniz Institute for Media Research, “Cybersecurity Made in Europe: Globalizing the EU’s Cybersecurity Norms?”
  • 11:30 h. Coffee Break
  • 12:00 h. Professor Russell Buchan, University of Sheffield, “Cyber Espionage and International Law”.
  • 13:00 h. Lunch
  • 15:00 h. PANEL 4 – Arms control and cybersecurity
    • Galina Cornelisse, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, “Legal Responses to Arms Trafficking on the Dark Web: Human Security and Transnationalising Law Enforcement”.
    • Heejin Kim, UNSW Law Sydney, “Regulating the Global Export Control on Cyber Surveillance Technology”.
  • 16:00 h. Coffee Break
  • 16:30 h. PANEL 5 – State practice regarding cyber attacks
    • Csaba Törő, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, “Sanctions, countermeasures and self-help in response to threats and attacks in cyberspace: evolving complementary EU and NATO policies”.
    • Guillem Colom Piella, Pablo Olavide University, “The Russian and Chinese approaches to information operations”.
    • Chema Suárez Serrano, University of Seville, “Lies as means of war, civilian population as military objective - What answer does international law offer?”
  • 17:45 h. Closing Address

Law School

University of Granada




Ministerio de Universidades


Sociedad Digital