The International Cybersecurity Dialogue
Building a Cyber Bridge
ICD Briefing 47.
26.06.2017. – 02.07.2017.
“Computer systems from Ukraine to the United States were struck on Tuesday in an international cyberattack that was similar to a recent assault that crippled tens of thousands of machines worldwide. In Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, A.T.M.s stopped working. About 80 miles away, workers were forced to manually monitor radiation at the old Chernobyl nuclear plant when their computers failed. And tech managers at companies around the world — from Maersk, the Danish shipping conglomerate, to Merck, the drug giant in the United States — were scrambling to respond. Even an Australian factory for the chocolate giant Cadbury was affected.”
“A new health information cybersecurity center based in HHS could duplicate the cybersecurity center already established in DHS, the bipartisan leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee have said. In its fiscal 2018 budget documents, HHS said the new Health Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center will serve as a central point for information sharing in the healthcare sector across the government to assess cyber threats and to respond.”
“The United States and Israel announced plans June 27 to cooperate on cybersecurity issues. Thomas Bossert, assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, announced the new levels of cooperation between the two countries on domestic and international cyber policy, critical infrastructure protection, research and development, and workforce development.”
“Special adviser to the Prime Minister on cybersecurity Alastair MacGibbon has outlined the country’s high-level cyber security strategy. At CSIRO’s D61Live event — organised to coincide with Data61’s first birthday — MacGibbon outlined the three aspects of the national cyber security strategy.”
“Andrus Ansip told EURACTIV.com in an interview that Estonia’s digital success can’t be copied everywhere and the 2007 cyber security attacks there would have been worse if EU countries hadn’t shared information to help out.
Andrus Ansip is vice-president of the European Commission. He was prime minister of Estonia until 2014. Ansip spoke to EURACTIV in Tallinn as Estonia started its six-month EU Council presidency.”
“China has signed an agreement saying it will stop conducting state-sponsored cyberattacks aimed at stealing Canadian private-sector trade secrets and proprietary technology. This industrial espionage accord was worked out this past Friday during high-level talks in Ottawa between senior Communist Party official Wang Yongqing and Daniel Jean, the national security and intelligence adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.”
“A cyber attack against any member state would trigger Article 5 – Nato’s mutual defence clause – the alliance has warned after a massive computer hack paralysed government ministries and dozens of businesses in Ukraine before spreading around the world.”