THE STATE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACTIONS OF NON STATE ACTORS IN CYBER SPACE BASED OPERATIONS

Authors

  • Mian Muhammad Sheraz

Keywords:

: State responsibility, cyberspace, cyber attacks, cyber operations.

Abstract

At a time during which the unbridled sovereign authority of states is being challenged across several domains, state responsibility continues to be a cardinal rampart of international security. But creating a workable regime to outline state responsibility in international law has proved to be equivocal. The cases of state sponsored terrorist acts have exaggerated since the end of the cold war, however, proving State responsibility for such acts continues to be extremely tough.

This drawback is increased in cyberspace by the speed and obscurity of cyber attacks, making in line with the White House “distinguishing among the actions of terrorists, criminals, and nation states is troublesome”. As the world had seen in the 2007 cyber attack on Baltic State, a possible sponsoring state might not collaborate in the probe, apprehension, and surrender of those who committed criminal or terrorist acts on its behalf. Given the covert nature of cyberspace, states could, therefore, motivate civilian groups within their territorial borders to perpetrate cyber attacks then hide behind a veil of arguable deniability and therefore escape obligation. This paper analyses the concept of state responsibility along with the effective and over all control standards in cyber operations.

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Published

2021-09-12

How to Cite

Mian Muhammad Sheraz. (2021). THE STATE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACTIONS OF NON STATE ACTORS IN CYBER SPACE BASED OPERATIONS. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 18(10), 1229-1238. Retrieved from https://www.archives.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/9989