Protecting the Digital Economy

Protecting the Digital Economy

According to this new report by the EastWest Institute think tank, an international treaty to establish regulations for computer security might be unattainable. "It could take years to arrive at a global treaty on cybersecurity, since many states are not ready for it -- and perhaps never will be," concludes the study, which is based on ideas gathered during a May 2010 international summit sponsored by the Brussels-based institute. The organization´s leaders determined that cybersecurity legislation isn´t the best fix for the frail digital economy. Voluntary private sector agreements and international standards are more practical avenues to pursue, they said.
In the same vein, a cyberwar pact outlining which networks and data should be off-limits in times of conflict might be impractical, according to EastWest. "While cyber conflicts have the potential to hurt citizens as profoundly as conventional battles, we do not have a Geneva Convention for cyberwar" that would protect civilians.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/869038/Dallas2010.pdf

giovedì 13 gennaio 2011
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