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How Do You “Know” Who Did It – and Then What? The Challenges of Cyber Accountability

Join the Washington Foreign Law Society and the Stimson Center in this fifth in a series of discussions dissecting cyber issues as they relate to current and potential legal accountability: Cyber Accountability – Who did it? Is it wrong? Can they be stopped?

This year, the US, UK, Canada and others accused Russia of being behind SolarWinds, while Microsoft accused a Chinese state-sponsored group of using zero-day exploits to attack Microsoft Exchange to target disease researchers, think tanks and even law firms. Governments and cyber experts have identified nation-state groups and specific individuals many times as cyber outlaws, but using attribution for accountability within legal norms and laws faces many challenges, which international initiatives like President Biden’s on ransomware will have to face.

Learn more from Washington Foreign Law Society here.

Opening Remarks

Michael Teodori, President of the Washington Foreign Law Society


Dmitri Alperovitch, Executive Chairman at Silverado Policy Accelerator; Co-Founder and Former CTO at CrowdStrike; Board Member of Automox, Dragos, and other organizations. 

Dr. Els De Busser, Assistant Professor Cybersecurity Governance, the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University; Researcher with The Hague Program for Cyber Norms

Moderated By

Debra Decker, Senior Advisor, Stimson Center

Part of the Cyber Security Project
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