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05 April 2016

Tallinn Manual Inducted into the Cybersecurity Canon

Professor Michael Schmitt is the Director of the Tallinn Manual Process

The Tallinn Manual was announced as a 2016 inductee into The Cybersecurity Canon, which celebrates authors and works of literature that accurately depict the history, milestones, and culture of the modern cybersecurity industry.

The Tallinn Manual won in the ‘cyber warfare’ category.  Inductees were honored during the opening reception of Ignite 2016, the Palo Alto Networks annual conference.

“The Cybersecurity Canon is a highly curated list of ‘must-read’ books in which the content is timeless, genuinely represents an aspect of our community that is true and precise, and, if not read, represents a cybersecurity professional’s missed opportunity to broaden their perspective,” said Rick Howard, CSO, Palo Alto Networks, and chairman of the Cybersecurity Canon committee, welcoming the Tallinn Manual to the Canon.

The Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare is the most influential handbook for legal advisers dealing with cyber issues. The Tallinn Manual process is facilitated by the Tallinn-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and the Manual authored by 20 leading international legal experts.

The international group of experts is currently finalizing the Tallinn Manual 2.0 which will be published by Cambridge University Press. The second considerably expanded and updated edition of the Manual will deal with the most common and frequent cyber incidents that states encounter, those that take place every day beyond the battlefield.

Launched in 2014, the Cybersecurity Canon aims to promote the continued education of cybersecurity professionals by providing a curated list of both fiction and non-fiction works that advance the discussion of modern industry issues.