East-West examines best practices of international cyber collaboration

Thursday - 7/7/2011, 5:47pm EDT

Karl Rauscher, CTO, East West Institute

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The topic of how nations work together to tackle cybersecurity issues across borders is a pretty murky area.

There's no cyberspace Geneva convention to govern specifically what is allowed in the event of a cyber war, and there's precious little formal agreement around the world on issues like international freedoms in cyberspace and governance of the Internet.

At a conference in London last month, policymakers, industry leaders and cyber warriors gathered to talk about what's working as far as international cyber cooperation and what's not. The gathering was organized by the East West Institute.

The organization is conducting a follow-up event on Capitol Hill this afternoon. Karl Rauscher is the chief technology officer and a distinguished fellow at the institute.

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