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Civilians in Cyberwarfare: Casualties

Susan W. Brenner

University of Dayton - School of Law

Leo L. Clarke

July 29, 2010

SMU Science & Technology Law Review, Vol. 13, 2010

This article is a sequel to Civilians in Cyberwarfare: Conscripts, to be published by the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. Conscripts addresses the essential role of civilians as participants in cyberwarfare. Here, we explore the potential losses cyberwarfare might cause to civilian entities, including multi-national corporations, utilities, universities and local governments. We explain why cyberwarfare presents unique risks and requires unique executive responses. We also analyze how civilians should manage specific legal liability, political and reputational risks. Finally, we consider whether civilians can expect compensation if the federal government imposes new regulations, appropriates intellectual property, or even conscripts entire businesses in connection with cyberwarfare.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 33

Keywords: cyberwarfare, liability, takings, risk, civilians, conscription

JEL Classification: K19, K33, K49

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Date posted: July 31, 2010  

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Brenner, Susan W. and Clarke, Leo L., Civilians in Cyberwarfare: Casualties (July 29, 2010). SMU Science & Technology Law Review, Vol. 13, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1650748

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Susan W. Brenner (Contact Author)
University of Dayton - School of Law ( email )
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Dayton, OH 45469
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