Hackers Leverage Global Authority Void
Feb 23, 2010, 15:33 (3 Talkback[s])
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"The best weapon against the online thieves, spies and vandals
who threaten global business and security would be international
regulation of cyberspace.
"Luckily for them, such cooperation does not yet exist.
"Better still, from a hacker's perspective, such a goal is not a
top priority for the international community, despite an outcry
over hacking and censorship and disputes over cyberspace pitting
China and Iran against U.S. firm Google.
"Nations are thinking too parochially about their online
security to collaborate on crafting global cyber regulation, an
EastWest Institute security conference heard last week.
"Policy statements from governments around the world are
dominated by the need to heighten national cyber defenses. As a
result, too many cyber criminals are getting a free ride."