SORTING SOLUTIONS: THE FIX TO THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL FRAMEWORK ON CYBERWARFARE AND CYBERTERRORISM IS A DECISION TREE, NOT A MAGIC BULLET

Author: 

E. Claire Newsome

I. Introduction
The internet is an international wild west.  Cyberattacks, such as the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee (“DCC”) and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (“DCCC”) private servers, are becoming more prevalent and easier to implement.  Arising with the prevalence of cyberattack are concerns that international law is not apt to defend against them or punish them.  Defining the new problems presented by cyberattacks and finding a solution to address them has become a preeminent goal of international legal scholars.  Typically, the scholarship defines problems individually and then addresses why a single solution will help one or all of those problems. Read more.