[ISN] U.S. Running Out Of Allies On Cyber Battlefield

http://www.darkreading.com/us-running-out-of-allies-on-cyber-battle/240166204 By Sara Peters Dark Reading February 19, 2014 International cyber policy and enforcement and ownership over the Internet are all thorny topics, particularly since the Edward Snowden leaks. All of these subjects will be tackled at the RSA Conference next week in a panel discussion titled “Cyber Battle: The Future of Conflict.” Outdated extradition treaties are not prepared to deal with the borderless realm of the Internet. Although there are rules about international airspace and international waters, there is no defined international cyberspace. Without discrete laws to be enforced, cybercrime investigations and prosecutions rely less upon a set of established directives and more upon an international spirit of cooperation. Yet recent events have disturbed that spirit of cooperation. Dmitri Alperovitch, panel moderator and co-founder and CTO of CrowdStrike, says that while the U.S.’s traditional allies are publicly taking a stand against American spying, unofficially they’re much more understanding and less surprised. However, says Alperovitch, the Snowden scandal has increased the “lack of trust from the rest of the world in the continued U.S. leadership of the Internet.” […]




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