Workshop | Disinformation as Cybersecurity Threat: Value Considerations and Ethical Issues

Workshop | Disinformation as Cybersecurity Threat: Value Considerations and Ethical Issues

Workshop / 25 Jun 2019 / The Hague

On 25 June 2019, Bibi van den Berg and Ilina Georgieva will present during a workshop on disinformation in cybersecurity.

Lucas Kello is Associate Professor of International Relations, serves as Director of the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, and is also co-Director of the interdisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at the Department of Computer Science at University of Oxford.

Duncan Hollis is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Law at Temple Law School, Temple University. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

Bibi van den Berg is Professor of Cybersecurity Governance within the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs.

Disinformation is increasingly recognized as a threat to national security and democracy. Examples are the spread of fake news and trolling. However, in policy making it has not yet generally been recognized as a national security risk, or a cybersecurity risk. The workshop will discuss why it can be seen as such, what ways we might employ to deal with it, and what ethical issues the threat, as well as possible measures against it, may raise.

From The Hague Program for Cyber Norms, Bibi van den Berg will present a session on ‘Disinformation as a cybersecurity threat’ and Ilina Georgieva will present on ‘Unexpected moral actors: the role of intelligence agencies in disinformation’.

The workshop is organized as part of the European project CANVAS by the Department Values, Technology and Innovation (VTI) of Delft University of Technology and the Institute of Security and Global Affairs of Leiden University.

Event details:

Date and time: 25 June 2019, 13:00-17:00

Location: Wijnhaven, Turfmarkt 99, 2511DP Den Haag

Target audience: Civil servants and other professionals working on national security and cyber security, academics doing research on cybersecurity and national security.

Registration: Participation is free of charge, but since there is a limited number of seats available, please register in advance by sending an email to Nathalie van den Heuvel (

For more information and the full program, please download the PDF here.