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Maeve Dion

Maeve Dion

Title: Doctoral Candidate in Law and Information Technology
Telephone: not available
E-mail: maeve.dion@juridicum.su.se


Maeve’s background is in the legal, economic, policy, and educational issues relating to critical infrastructure protection, particularly the national and international security concerns regarding information infrastructure. She is now a doctoral candidate at Stockholm University Faculty of Law, where she was a course director of the Masters Program in Law and IT for the 2011 and 2012 spring terms. In 2014, Maeve was appointed to a two-year term of the “Committee of experts on cross-border flow of Internet traffic and Internet freedom (MSI-INT)” for the Council of Europe. During 2009 – 2012, Maeve was co-principal investigator for the Cyber Conflict Studies Association’s project on the legal issues of cyber conflict (U.S. focus). From 2005-2010, Maeve was on the research faculty at the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia. There she devised the concept and led the team that was awarded the first contract funded through the U.S. DHS unsolicited proposal system. As an academic, Maeve has supported various initiatives of the Council of Europe, OECD, EU, NATO, and the U.S. NSTAC, among others.

Doctoral Project

International Cyber Security Preparedness, Response, and Accountability: A ‘Critical Infrastructure Protection’ Approach to Assessing the Need for International Cyber Laws
With society’s ever-increasing reliance on the global information infrastructure, cyber security has become a significant aspect of national and international security. However, there is no international, or even regional consensus on national obligations, expectations, or liabilities regarding international cyber incidents that affect the national security of one or several countries. Most existing international legal frameworks were established for incidents, crimes, and warfare unrelated to the cyber context; they therefore may be inapplicable or inefficient to properly address and deter cyber incidents that threaten national or international security. Maeve’s doctoral project will assess the applicability of existing legal frameworks to global and international cyber threats and will provide recommendations for improving international cyber security, thereby aiding national efforts of critical infrastructure protection.