Russia’s war on Ukraine has been seen as large shelling and artillery, and cyberspace was equally fierce. Hours before the actual invasion, Russian-backed hackers had launched several cyberattacks against Ukraine, targeting the country’s critical infrastructures and key government institutions. The joining of volunteer IT Army as well as national allies have made the cyber battlefield more sophisticated.
Disinformation campaigns happened concurrently with cyberattacks that targeted Ukrainian government websites. A large amount of false information was sent to the front line Ukrainian soldiers to cause confusion and panic. The Russian state media also creates “false” truth to maintain public support for its invasion of Ukraine.
Some argue that the Russian-Ukrainian war reinforces the narrative that cyberspace would be an intrinsic component of future warfare. Others argue that the Internet and social media will be weaponized to make the future cyber warfare more destructive.
Three experts were invited in the workshop to address the roles of the Internet in the Russia-Ukraine war. Aspects include how neutral Internet and social media were weaponized, possible International Law development, and how the society, government and people in Taiwan may learn from it.
Time: 2022/9/13 14:00-16:00PM
Venue: IEAT International Conference Center Meeting 8F Room 2 (No. 350, Songjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City)
14:05–14:45 Keynote #1. Internet Hacking Landscape in the Russia-Ukraine War by Ms. Chien-Min Yang from Microsoft CELA
14:45–15:25 Keynote #2. The Weaponized Social Media in the Wartime by Chihhao Yu, IORG Co-director. Software engineer, information designer.
15:25–16:05 Keynote #3. The Future of the International Law after the Russia-Ukraine Cyber Conflict by Alice Yang, Ph.D Assistant Research Fellow, Institute for National Defense and Security Research