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How to Avoid Conflict Escalation in Cyberspace

Jamie Saunders

During the last years, a number of destructive malwares like Stuxnet and Flame were released into cyber space and caused physical damage to critical infrastructure in some states, including Iran. Would it be possible now to establish a legally binding international regime in the field of cyber security? Could the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime be regarded as a potential basis for establishing a global mechanism aimed at countering cybercrime? These questions are addressed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Director for International Cyber Policy (UK) Jamie Saunders.

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Security Index (International Edition) NO. 2 (103), Spring 2013

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