Washington, D.C. associate Anand Shah served as a contributor for The Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare. The manual is a result of collaborative efforts by an international Group of Experts at the N.A.T.O. Cyber Defense Deterrence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia to identify and catalogue international law applicable to cyber warfare, as well as to determine rules governing such conflicts. While attending Emory University School of Law, Anand Shah supported the efforts of the Group of Experts, specifically serving as the Research Assistant to the Director of the Tallinn Manual Project. The Tallinn Manual addresses topics including sovereignty, international humanitarian law, neutrality law, attribution, and individual state responsibility. The work’s black letter laws and commentaries have been highly influential in forming the policies of N.A.T.O. countries’ cyber warfare programs, including most recently in June 2016 when N.A.T.O. designated “cyber” as an official operational domain of warfare, along with air, sea, land, and space. Additionally, The Tallinn Manual was recognized as a 2016 inductee into “The Cybersecurity Canon,” an initiative by Palo Alto Networks, which celebrates the authors and works that are essential to understanding cybersecurity.

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