AGs meet in Sydney on international cyber crimes

Wednesday - 7/13/2011, 4:24pm EDT

Attorneys general from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are putting their heads together to help strengthen cybersecurity.

Australian Attorney-General Robert McClelland says the 2011 Quintet meeting will focus on joint and cooperative actions that can be taken to address the growth of international cyber threats.

He also says the global nature of cyber crimes have made it so that just one nation can't effectively fight the problem, making international cooperation and engagement essential components of an effective response.

The two-day meeting starts July 14 and is being held in Sydney Australia.

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