Proposal for cyber war rules of engagement
Posted in: Legal & Security at 05/02/2011 19:08
The world needs cyber war "Rules of Engagement" to cope with potentially devastating cyber weapons, Russian and US experts will tell world leaders at a security conference on Friday.
The cyber proposal, seen exclusively by Newsnight, comes from the influential EastWest Institute in New York.
It describes "rendering the Geneva and Hague conventions in cyberspace".
Cyber security is on the agenda at the annual Munich Security Conference for the first time this year.
Britain wants international rules on cyberspace
Britain, worried about a growing threat from cyber espionage and cyber crime, offered on Friday to host an international conference to tackle such issues.
Foreign Secretary William Hague, speaking at a security conference in Germany, revealed details of recent attacks on British government and defence industry computers to underline the threat from cyber spying.