[Originally published by Royal Danish Defence College]

Denmark is a small state heading for a new defense agreement in 2018 which significantly strengthen the focus on the military use of cyberspace. Meanwhile, the Danish Government is developing a new strategy for cyber defense and ICT security, with a planned release in November 2018.

James Lewis’ cyber-brief
Advances in technology and the growing utilization of cyberspace in all layers of society mean that the effects of cyber attacks can no longer be contained within the boundaries of cyberspace. Cyber effects are likely to spill over into the physical, social, and political domains. This paves the way to new and greater threats from cyberspace. But it also opens up a space for new opportunities, including potentially more effective and more attractive alternatives to conventional military operations.

The challenge of being able to effectively defend and take advantage of cyberspace is not limited to technical considerations. There are also legal and ethical issues. Cyber tools and weapons are in nature and essence very different to their conventional counterparts due to the unique characteristics of cyberspace. Hence it is important to consider not only what they can do, but also what they should do. Why should a small state like Denmark seriously consider investing in a cyber military? How should such a cyber military materialize and organize? What challenges and dilemmas might that entail? This conference aims to highlight these questions from a legal, an operational, and a strategic angle.

The conference language will be ENGLISH. Pre-registration is necessary. Date: On 07 DEC 2017 at 12-16 pm. at Svanemøllens Barracks building 75.

See the agenda and sign up here