Cyberwar and the impact on our lives!
I had the opportunity to sit down with Serge after his lecture on Cyberwar, at HWZ in Zurich. We discussed the current challenges in Cyberspace. A scary deep dive into the world of cyber-conflict. But also a glimpse of hope on how international cooperation is making us safer.
The interview is divided in two parts.
- Cyberwar does not exist – the case for “Cyber-Conflict“
- Espionage and Sabotage in cyberspace – legal or illegal?
- The role of China & Huawei beyond the US Administration’s point of view
- How can we protect ourselves? Meet the FIRST international organisation
- Building trust globally to make us safer
My key take-aways:
- Super-Powers in Cyberspace: USA, UK, Israel & China, Russia with “offensive cyber capabilities”. All other nations, including Switzerland have “defensive cyber capabilities” in varying degrees.
- International law allows espionage in cyberspace. The legal framework in cyber space is vague and allows interpretations. But many state players (Super-Powers) don’t seem to be keen on getting these vague areas clarified or codified into law.
- With critical infrastructure like 5G, operators should think twice on which system provider to choose and rely on. Update, 20.7.20: UK bans Huawei from its 5G network
- International organisations like FIRST, help to build trust and push for quick problem resolution, across countries and organisation in cyberspace.
I would like to thank Serge for taking the time after a long day of lecture for this interview.