“The cybersecurity implications of Russia’s war on Ukraine”, Linda Monsees (IIR, Czech Republic)

The war in Ukraine has demonstrated how vulnerable states are to cyberattacks and how much they rely on transnational tech companies. Multiple actors are involved in cybersecurity – ranging from international tech companies to private security firms to governmental agencies. Since cyberattacks transcend national boundaries, protection against these attacks is always a transnational task. This means that the question of the role of transnational tech companies and their possible regulation is crucial. Private companies such as Microsoft and Google have been pivotal in securing technology and fending off attacks. That is why Czech and EU policies need to reconsider the relationship between government and private companies. What should the responsibility and authority of private tech companies be in times of war?

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