Testimony at the House of Lords on cyber security in foreign policy
22 March 2018
A School of Law and Politics lecturer gave testimony at the House of Lord’s International Relations Committee.
Dr Andrea Calderaro, Director of the Centre for Internet and Global Politics and lecturer in International Relations was invited to speak on 28 February 2018 at the meeting entitled ‘How is cyber and new technologies impacting international affairs?’ in the context of the Parliament’s consultation on “Foreign policy in changed world conditions”.
Dr Calderaro specializes in Internet and International Affairs, with a particular focus on internet governance, cybersecurity, and cyber capacity building. On this occasion, he discussed the increasing centrality of cybersecurity in Foreign Policy, and how this is challenging governments’ diplomatic capacity and international relations. The video and the transcript of the meeting are available via Parliament Live TV.
Of his involvement at the meeting Dr Calderaro said, “We will never be able to develop deterrence strategies by treating cyberattacks as a military attack among states. We rather need to develop cyber diplomacy strategies, aiming at securing the internet as a whole, beyond national borders and sovereignty.”