Cybersecurity and Internet Governance

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Editor’s note: This brief is a feature of the Council of Councils initiative, gathering opinions from global experts on major international developments.

Cybersecurity is now a leading concern for major economies. Reports indicate that hackers can target the U.S. Department of Justice or Iranian nuclear facilities just as easily as they can mine credit card data. Threats have risen as the Internet has become a critical infrastructure for the global economy, with thousands of operations migrating onto it. For example, the innocuous practice of bring-your-own-device to work presents mounting dangers due to malware attacks–software intended to corrupt computers. Adapted from cfr.org

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