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15 nations agree to start working together to reduce cyberwarfare threat




15 nations agree to start working together to reduce cyberwarfare threat
15 nations agree to start working together to reduce cyberwarfare threat



http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/16/AR2010071605882.html 

By Ellen Nakashima
Washington Post Staff Writer
July 17, 2010 

A group of nations -- including the United States, China and Russia -- 
have for the first time signaled a willingness to engage in reducing the 
threat of attacks on each others' computer networks.

Although the agreement, reached this week at the United Nations, is only 
recommendations, Robert K. Knake, a cyberwarfare expert with the Council 
on Foreign Relations, said it represents a "significant change in U.S 
posture" and is part of the Obama administration's strategy of 
diplomatic engagement.

Among other steps, the group recommended that the U.N. create norms of 
accepted behavior in cyberspace, exchange information on national 
legislation and cybersecurity strategies, and strengthen the capacity of 
less-developed countries to protect their computer systems.

When the group last met in 2005, they failed to find common ground. This 
time, by crafting a short text that left out controversial elements, 
they were able to reach a consensus.

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