Monica Kaminska at Tomorrow's Silver Lining Conference
28 Oct 2022 / Brussels, Belgium

Monica Kaminska at Tomorrow's Silver Lining Conference


On 28 October, The Hague Program Researcher and Assistant Professor of International Security and Technology Monica Kaminska will speak at the conference and workshop Tomorrow's Silver Lining, organized by William & Mary, the NATO CCDCOE and EU Cyber Direct, during a panel on cyber conflict.

Monica Kaminska will take part of the panel "Crossing the Rubicon: When A Cyber Conflict Becomes A (Cyber) War", which will also be available via livestream. Policymakers and scholars have spent a fair amount of energy trying to understand how new technologies might impact the nature of conflict, and in particular how the use of cyber operations will change our perception of war and peace. This led to the emergence of new policy communities, university departments, and sometimes new vocabulary to describe the new uncharted world of (cyber) conflict. And yet, as the challenges such as cyber espionage, ransomware operations, interference operations, or the ongoing war in Ukraine demonstrate, both researchers and policymakers are still struggling with a basic question: when does a cyber conflict become a (cyber) war? The answer to this question carries significant implications for defence policies and planning, which is why governments have avoided to formulate clear demarcation lines. But what if we have already crossed the Rubicon? How can NATO and its partners better anticipate and prepare for what lies beyond?

Other panelists include: James Appathurai, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO, Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade, Sr Director of SentinelLabs and Adjunct Lecturer at Alperovitch Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Oleksandr Potiy, Deputy Chairman, State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine, and Andrea G. Rodríguez, Lead Digital Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre.

More information and a link to the registration form can be found here.