When flights all over the country suddenly get cancelled, what’s the first question we ask ourselves? From the NHS to the Electoral Commission, many key British institutions have by now been victims of sophisticated cyber-attacks. Some of them perpetrated by criminals for profit, while others have been undertaken by or on behalf of states. Cyber operations are now part and parcel of how states interact, and governments across the world must come up with initiatives that provide forums for them to come together and discuss the issues.
What is cyber-diplomacy exactly? Why does it matter? What are the key issues on the table?
This event will bring together academics, civil society, and former officials to explore these questions and will be an important discussion for anyone interested in the future of democracy.
Organised in partnership with the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute (BRSLI), this event forms part of the Professor Dennis Broeders' activities as a 2023/24 Bath Global Chair, in conjunction with ongoing EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security (TIPS-at-scale), Institute for Digital Security and Behaviour, and the Future Politics Research Group activities.
Professor of Global Security and Technology at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University, Professor Broeders' research and teaching is centered around the interaction between international security, technology and policy, with a particular focus on the changing nature of cyber governance in the digital age.
This event is free, but places are limited. If you unable to join us in-person, the event will also be livestreamed. Please ensure you register for a ticket to guarantee your place, either in-person or online.