Why We Won’t Get International Cyberwarfare Standards

ASA Risk Consultants added its voice this week to the slowly growing chorus of voices demanding a coordinated international response to cyberattacks. In a research note circulated by IDG, ASA asserts that “nations will need to come to an agreement on how cyber warfare should be handled.”

Nations should establish lasting peace and end world poverty, too. There’s always something new for the to-do list. Don’t hold your breath on any of these.

Lurking in the background is a strategy issued by the White House in February on “Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets,” which noted that “the pace of economic espionage and trade secret theft against U.S. corporations is accelerating” and announced “diplomatic engagements and meetings by senior Administration officials with governments of countries where there are regular incidents of trade secret theft or that may be complicit in trade secret theft.” more

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