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ZEK’s Daniel Garrie Co-Authors Article in Harvard National Security Journal on Corporate Responses to State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks

On December 17, 2015, the Harvard National Security Journal published an article co-authored by ZEK’s Daniel B. Garrie, entitled “So You’re Telling Me There’s A Chance: How The Articles On State Responsibility Could Empower Corporate Responses To State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks.”

In the article, Mr. Garrie estimates that $9 trillion to $21 trillion of economic-value creation, worldwide, could be destroyed over the next five to seven years, depends on the robustness of the cybersecurity environment.  From that starting point, his article provides a brief summary of the international legal framework that regulates state interactions; the legal authority for government sanctioned corporate countermeasures, as well as the limitation on these actions; and the reasons that  targeted states need to invoke this legal framework, and how to limit the countermeasures that follow. The article concludes with a recommendation that host states, despite the associated risks with such a decision, empower victimized corporations with the authority to use countermeasures in response to hostile state cyber activity.

The article can be found at the following web address:  http://harvardnsj.org/2015/12/so-youre-telling-me-theres-a-chance-how-the-articles-on-state-responsibility-could-empower-corporate-responses-to-state-sponsored-cyber-attacks

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Daniel Garrie is the co-head of ZEK’s Cybersecurity Practice, and coordinates the firm’s privacy, forensics and e-discovery practices. He is a renowned e-discovery special master and thought leader in the fields of computer forensics, cyber security, e-discovery, information governance and privacy. Daniel is editor-in-chief and founder of the Journal of Law and Cyber Warfare, a fellow at the Ponemon Information Privacy Institute, and a board member of the Bejing Law Review. He has written several books, including Plugged in Guide to Software and the Law, Thomson Reuters (1st Ed. 2015) and Cyber Warfare: Understanding the Law, Policy and Technology, LegalWorks (1st Ed. 2014).