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State Department cyber chief calls for 'accelerated' norms promotion to boost deterrence

March 16, 2017 |
Rick Weber
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The State Department's coordinator on cyber issues, Christopher Painter, said the new administration should “accelerate” the process for the expanded use of international norms in cyberspace, as part of efforts to strengthen the nation's cyber deterrence posture.

“We need to be working with like-minded” nations “to make sure there are consequences” to cyber actions, consistent with established international peacetime norms, Painter said Wednesday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Those norms, for instance, include an agreement that critical...

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