Why no international treaty for cybersecurity to ban cyber attacks?

CIA develops malware

A complicating factor in any efforts to source cyber incidents lies in the fact that the

  • Jan 2015 — Twitter and Youtube account of the U.S. CentCom taken over and filled with pro-ISIS messages.
  • Mar 2015 — United States Air Force’s pilots list with detailed personal information posted online.
  • Apr 2015 — French TV5Monde live feed and social media hacked and defaced with the message “Je Suis ISIS”.
  • Apr 2015 — Australian airport website defaced with ISIS message.
  • Aug 2015 — United States’ military database hacked and data of some 1400 personnel posted online.
  • Sep 2015 — British government emails hacked. Email addresses of top cabinet ministers published.
  • Apr 2016 — UCC successfully hacks 20 Australian business websites, redirects them to ISIS content.
  • Apr 2017 — UCC released a kill list of 8,786 people.

Cybersecurity treaty: Russian efforts

According to a very positive report by the East-West Institute in 2010,4 Russia had then for more than a decade led an effort to promote cyber security in the United Nations. “In 1998, in the U.N. General Assembly, Russia took the lead on the adoption of a resolution (without a vote) on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security.’ The resolution: 1. Calls on Member States to promote at multilateral levels consideration of existing and potential threats in the field of information security.”


1. https://www.justsecurity.org/32268/cyber-security-treaty/ Towards A Cyber Security Treaty



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