New journal article | The Necessity and Pitfall of Cybersecurity Capacity Building for Norm Development in Cyberspace

New journal article | The Necessity and Pitfall of Cybersecurity Capacity Building for Norm Development in Cyberspace

Journal article / 12 Feb 2019

Zine Homburger recently published an article in the journal Global Society on cybersecurity capacity building for norm development.

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.

The article is available online under Open Access. Please find an abstract below:

ABSTRACT: This paper positions cybersecurity capacity building in the realm of the debate on international norms. It is argued that cybersecurity capacity building on the one side is a necessity to make adherence to discussed norms feasible. On the other side, it can serve as a tool for fostering donor state’s interests in recipient states. The latter can lead to cybersecurity capacity building measures being used to foster geopolitical interests. As a result, rather than advancing the effort to agree on international norms and make adherence possible, it might lead to a fragmentation of norms and different understandings of these norm’s contents.

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