Re: Summary of CyberCrime treaty discussions
Scott Lawler wrote:
> Gene brings up an important point. Let's sign and move on.
> We could continue to deliberate the pros and cons of signing in various
> ways with some of us representing our organizations and others not.
> That debate could rage for another week...plus add a week or longer to
> get organizational coordination (and all the associated "happy" to
> "glad" changes and approvals through our organizational structures...and
> this board again). Representing the US Department of Defense...that
> coordination will never happen in a timely manner.
> In the interest of time, I recommend we all sign with a common
> disclaimer that these are our "professional opinions and may or may not
> represent the official position of our organizations" and leave it at
> that. If we use the 2-column method, it may distract the readers into
> wondering why we did that. It would make me think there was
> disagreement on the content. I would prefer the reader focus on the
> content and not the signature pages.
> Let's sign and move on.
> SCOTT A. LAWLER, CISSP
> DOD CERT
> Gene Spafford wrote:
> > I think we need to sign the letter and get it out soon.
> > >*** Nations team up to fight cybercrime
> > >
> > >(AP) - In an age when cybercriminals can reach across borders with
> > >the click of a mouse, the world's leaders are realizing they will
> > >have to work together to crack down on Internet attacks. Starting
> > >Monday, leaders from Group of Eight countries will be in Paris for a
> > >three-day discussion of Internet crime. Separately, the 41-nation
> > >Council of Europe, working with the United States, Canada, Japan and
> > >South Africa, is drafting a treaty to standardize cyber crime laws.
> > >Though their efforts preceded the appearance of the "Love Bug" virus,
> > >the attack that crippled corporate and government networks around the
> > >globe earlier this month may have boosted the sense of urgency among
> > >government leaders to implement Internet safeguards and create ways
> > >to fight crime in cyberspace. See
> > >http://www.infobeat.com/stories/cgi/story.cgi?id=2566529608-d42
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