Malware, spyware, phishing attacks and computer viruses and the cyber criminals that purvey them are threats that stretch across the globe. No one country or internet user is safe, it seems, from the risks that come with surfing the internet.
And because cybersecurity is a global issue, many professionals and officials worldwide believe that internet protection should be a shared initiative. That notion came to fruition recently with the creation of the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance.
Comprised of business leaders, government officials, law enforcers and data security vendors, the alliance will work to extend cybersecurity efforts across international borders, according to a recent report from British technology news provider Computing. It will also offer training to law enforcement agencies across the world.
“The relentless growth in cyber attacks has made the case for international co-operation even more pressing,” John Lyons, chief executive of ICSPA, told Computing.
To this point, international governments have been slow to react to the rise in cybercrime that has emerged during the past few years. According to the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, many countries lack the necessary laws to prosecute cyber criminals, let alone endpoint security measures capable of thwarting attacks.
“It is such a new phenomenon in that regard so the legal systems – both domestic and international – have not kept pace with the technological advances we have seen,” Napolitano said, according to DailyTech.
But, before nations can collaborate on cybersecurity, officials within the U.S. will first have to get on the same page. House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor were recently criticized for the creation of an all-GOP committee heading up Congress’ cybersecurity efforts.
Specifically, Representative Jim Langevin of Rhode Island said cybersecurity should not be a partisan issue and requested to be appointed to the newly formed task force.
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