This chapter asks â€œwhat duties does a state have to defend its citizens from cyber-attack?â€ While the idea that a state has duties for its citizenâ€™s security is not novel, the cyber-domain poses a new context for what those duties are and how they ought to be discharged. Taking the moral precepts of just war theory as a foundation, this chapter seeks to define some of those duties that the state has in the cyber-domain by asking the following questions: can a cyber-attack meaningfully be said to be an armed attack justifying military response from the defender? What forms of cyber-response are permitted? And what services and resources should a state provide to its citizens to protect against cyber-attack?
|Title of host publication||Rethinking Security in the Twenty-First Century|
|Editors||Edwin Daniel Jacob|
|Place of Publication||New York, USA|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|