The Notion of Cyber Operations

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2020-09

Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2020-08

33 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2020

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P.A.L. Ducheine

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law

Peter B.M.J. Pijpers

University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, Amsterdam Center for International Law, Students

Date Written: April 14, 2020

Abstract

The aim of this chapter, is to elaborate on the notion of ‘cyber operations’ as they seem to be used in a generic manner in popular media as well as in academics.
This chapter differentiates for actors and motives, covering operations conducted by both state and non-state entities. Special attention will be paid to governmental cyber operations that are characterized by five distinct roles and paradigms: governance, protection, law enforcement, intelligence and military operations. In addition, governmental response mechanisms, based on the paradigms, are explained and operations themselves are operationalised.

Keywords: Military Cyber Operations, Cyberspace, Cyber Operations, Cyber Security Paradigms, National Security

JEL Classification: K33, K40, F51, F52, N40

Suggested Citation

Ducheine, P.A.L. and Pijpers, Peter, The Notion of Cyber Operations (April 14, 2020). Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2020-09, Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2020-08, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3575755 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3575755

P.A.L. Ducheine (Contact Author)

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Peter Pijpers

University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, Amsterdam Center for International Law, Students ( email )

P.O. Box 1030
Amsterdam, 1000BA
Netherlands

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