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Cyberwar may be overhyped but the real thing is unfolding before our eyes. Russia’s war in Ukraine is a test case for cyberwarfare and illustrates many of the problematic aspects of warfare in cyberspace. How do the laws of war apply in this domain? What is the role of private companies? Is it legitimate to target data centres? Is the use of deepfakes legitimate? Join us for a talk by Dr Lukasz Olejnik, as he discusses the important links between cyberwarfare, technology, policy and international law.


Dr Lukasz Olejnik is an independent cybersecurity, privacy and data protection researcher and consultant and Fellow of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Dr Olejnik is a former cyberwarfare advisor for the International Committee of the Red Cross and a member of the W3C Technical Architecture Group. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from INRIA, France, and was formerly a Research Associate at University College London. He has written widely on cybersecurity and related issues and his recent book is Philosophy of Cybersecurity (Routledge, 2023).


Dr Tim Stevens, Reader in International Security and Director, Cyber Security Research Group, King’s College London.

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Tim  Stevens

Reader in International Security

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Dockrill Room, K6.07
Strand Building
Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS