The only winning move is to play with others
Charly Salonius-Pasternak & Jarno Limnéll
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs
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concerns everyone, and is everyone’s responsibility. It is a genuine example of
a society-wide security issue.
States is ahead of Europe in discussing and integrating (military)
cybersecurity into its foreign and security policies. For the US, the biggest
challenges at the moment are: updating legal frameworks, creating cyber rules
of engagement for the military, building cyber deterrence and clarifying the
cybersecurity roles and responsibilities of government and private sector actors.
Cooperation at national and international levels is integral
to improving cybersecurity. This
includes updating international and domestic legal frameworks to ensure that
state actions are accountable, and to protect citizens from wanton strikes at
must hold private sector partners accountable, and through partnerships ensure
that societal cybersecurity is not overshadowed by private interests –
public-private partnerships have a crucial role to play in this.