Of Other Cyber Securities: workshop next week at RHUL

Next week we are organising a workshop titled ‘Of other cyber securities’, loosely inspired (although more direct relation will be drawn in my introduction, and to the work of Peter Johnson) by Foucault’s short piece, ‘Des espaces autres’. The workshop is intended for researchers and PhD students working on interdisciplinary approaches to cyber security, and…

CDT students take on the Cyber 9/12 challenge in Geneva

By Andreas Haggman Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge 20-21 April 2017 Geneva, Switzerland The Cyber 9/12 Challenge is a scenario-driven policy competition for teams of students, organised by the Atlantic Council and hosted at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. This year the challenge involved an evolving ransomware event and its critical impact on healthcare systems…

REVIEW | Shedding Light on Dark Territory

By Prof. Keith Martin I have just finished reading Fred Kaplan’s Dark Territory: The secret history of cyber war (Simon & Schuster, 2016). This book is primarily a history of the approaches taken by the US government and military to dealing with the threats and opportunities presented by what we now describe as cyberspace. It…

REVIEW | Philip Pullman, Territory and ‘An Idea of the North’

By Miriam Hamblin ‘If I write fantasy,’ he says, ‘it’s only because by using the mechanisms of fantasy I can say something a little bit more vividly.’ (Pullman, P. quoted in Rustin and Rustin, 2011) ‘The sea as ice confuses and complicates acts of territorial and sovereign control’ (Steinberg and Peters, 2015) Thursday 19th October 2017:…