CYBER ATTACKS & CYBERLAW
The internet appears to be an information paradise from one perspective. However, seen from another perspective, internet appears to be a serious battlefield for various state and non-state actors. Increasingly, cyber actors are using cyberspace for perpetuating various cyber attacks.
These cyber attacks are ultimately aimed at destabilizing the computer systems and data resident therein. These attacks can be targeted against individuals, various governmental bodies, ministries and even governments at large. Last few years have seen unprecedented growth of cyber attacks that have been launched, either using cyberspace or targeted at cyberspace.
These cyber attacks are increasingly becoming an important challenge for various stakeholders to address. The significance of these attacks is that they tend to completely disrupt the electronic commerce operations, electronic governance services and Critical Information Infrastructure related services on computer resources located in different jurisdictions.
The nature of cyber attacks on companies and organizations is distinctly different from the attacks on governments and Critical Information Infrastructure sectors.
The intention of cyber attacks could be varied and diverse and could be based on vested interests. No wonder, when it is stated that the next war would take place in cyberspace, prediction makers are not off the mark. Cyberspace has emerged as new battle ground of the new millennium. These cyber attacks bring forward various legal, policy and regulatory which need to be appropriately addressed by Cyberlaw regimes in the coming times.
Cyber attacks can either be repulsed through technological means and appropriate counter measures and can also be sought to be minimized by coming up with appropriate deterrent legal regimes and mechanisms to cover cyber attacks.
This book seeks to examine increasing prevalence of cyber attacks in today’s times and also various legal, policy and regulatory issues connected with such attacks and what approaches need to be adopted by various stakeholders, so as to prevent cyber attacks and mitigate the damages caused by cyber attacks.
This book further seeks to examine the existing cyber legal jurisprudence impacting cyber attacks and hopes to define some of the key elements, on which cyber attacks related Cyberlaw jurisprudence, has to evolve in the coming times.
Today, cyber attackers are virtually having a ball. They have realized that there is no adequate deterrent mechanisms to deter them from their activities and consequently, they are engaging in cyber attacks at will. However, as time passes by and as cyber attacks become more and more prevalent, the need for regulating the same shall become more and more pronounced.
This book hopes to sensitize the various legalities concerning cyber attacks for all stakeholders. This book further hopes to contribute to the evolving cyber legal jurisprudence concerning cyber attacks.
The book has been written in a layman’s language to sensitize the lay internet users about the various aspects and nuances of emerging cyber attacks at the global, regional and national levels.
This book should be of value to all persons, and specifically private institutions, organizations, employers, employees, lawyers, legal professionals, judges, academicians, nation states, governments and other stakeholders in the digital ecosystem.
This Book is authored by Dr. Pavan Duggal (http://www.pavanduggal.com), internationally renowned and acclaimed foremost expert on Cyber Security Law and Cyberlaw, who has been acknowledged as one of the top four cyber lawyers of the world. This Book’s Author runs his niche law firm Pavan Duggal Associates, Advocates ( http://pavanduggalassociates.com/ ) which is working on all aspects concerning technology and the law.
© Dr. Pavan Duggal, 2021