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7/6/2018
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Putin Pushes for Global Cybersecurity Cooperation

At a Moscow-based security conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin said countries should work together amid the rise of cyberthreats.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on countries to better cooperate in the fight against cyberattacks during his address at a Moscow security conference.

Putin discussed how cyberthreats have escalated around the world and said "some nations' egoism" and "attempts to act squarely to their own advantages" have damaged data stability around the world, ABC News reports. 

Russia has recently joined efforts with European countries on an agreement to protect personal data, Putin said. He claims Russia would develop a system to automate data exchange between the private sector and law enforcement to improve on security, the report states.

The topic of Russian election meddling was not addressed.

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7/9/2018 | 10:51:41 AM
Should Politicians Have Hands in InfoSec?
I have to ask if politicians should even have a hand in the InfoSec world outside being inputs describing the issues they currently face.  There is a fine line between government influencing the evolution of tech (Internet) and politicians trying to influence tech in their favor (Ben Lawsky and Bitcoin, allegedly).  If we see Putin's voice as simply the first type of input, then great.  His name does in fact call to mind issues in the cyber landscape whether or not he himself calls them out.  But if he is in a position of power to make policy then, no, he nor any other politician who is not knowledgeable of tech should have direct influence on its evolution.  That is the job of technologists working closely with leaders such as politicians, doctors, educators and so on.  However, too often we see politicians with their own agendas, bias and hopes of personal gain trying to bully science and tech into doing what they want.  For that reason alone we should watch this with caution.  And for those politicians who are knowledgeable of tech, their input should also be viewed with caution, because the opportunity to drive policy toward a specific goal formed with that inside knowledge is also in danger being driven for the wrong reasons.  Politicians who are active policy makers simply shouldn't have a hand in defining tech, rather only in helping pass informed policies approved by the scientific and tech communities.  Information Security can NOT be seen as subject to the whims of politicians, especially at the global level.  
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7/6/2018 | 2:48:59 PM
Pot Calling kettle black
Isn't this rather like Equifax hosting a cyber security seminar?  Or Wells Fargo on banking and investment ethics?  IBM on employee retention?  
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