The Wild West of governments in cyberspace

We need a set of global norms for responsible cyber conduct.

UN Photo: Amanda Voisard
Can’t we all just get along? A view of the United Nations General Assembly hall during Security Council elections this month.
Paul Meyer
Published: Wednesday, 10/29/2014 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Tuesday, 01/12/2016 1:09 pm EST

Threats to our cyber security are now ubiquitous and a matter for almost daily media reporting. The magnitude of the breaches can still provoke shock: 80 million accounts compromised at Target, contact data on 76 million clients exfiltrated at JPMorgan. Internet users have grown accustomed to the reality that malevolent actors will exploit cyber vulnerabilities (software or human) to further criminal ends.

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