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Countries ‘Need To Co-operate’ To Improve Cyber Security Across States

By October 17, 2018December 16th, 2020No Comments
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Businesses that want to protect themselves against data breaches should increase their communication with companies across the world, as improving international security will help protect each country against cyber threats.

This is the opinion of Marina Kalijurand, chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, and former foreign affairs minister for Estonia, who spoke at the European Cybersecurity Forum in Krakow earlier this week.

Computer Weekly reported her saying cyber security should be part of international agenda, with states working with one another to ensure each one is clear of any data leaks.

“I would argue that the state alone cannot be efficient in providing cyber security, which leads to co-operation, which leads to trust,” Ms Kalijurand stated.

However, she noted that individual states are not working together enough, saying countries were not co-operating with a “uniting group of governmental experts” in 2017 and 2018.

The former minister told the audience that Western democracies need to promote their understanding of information use, technology, and communication, teaching other nations more about the importance of online data protection, so they can trust reliable cyber security managed services together.

Just last year, the world was shaken by the WannaCry cyber breach, with a ransomware worm infecting Windows computers globally. As a result, over 300,000 computers were affected by malware, encrypting files and locking them so the user could no longer access them.

More than 150 nations experienced the impact of the WannaCry situation, showing just how quickly cyber attacks can occur these days.

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