Center for Strategic Communication


Recent high-profile cyber operations have underscored the need for explicit codes of conduct in international cyberspace.

The Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare, a 215-page unofficial document compiled by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, provides a litmus test on how experts from the international community foresee international law applying to the cyber environment.

As the first document attempting to delineate the thresholds between cyber crime and cyber warfare, the Tallinn Manual provides an opportunity for the US to take stock of expert opinions on cyber operations and use this understanding to craft its own effective cyber policies to achieve national security objectives both at home and abroad.

To aid understanding of this document, the American Security Project has compiled this condensed fact sheet with key findings from the Tallinn Manual.

You can read the fact sheet below or download it here.

Moving Towards Tallinn