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Christopher Painter: Cyber Efforts Should Focus on Effects, Not ‘Weapons’

Christopher Painter, State Department coordinator for cyber issues, has said cybersecurity efforts should focus on effects because similar tactics could be used to secure or harm networks, Defense Systems reported Wednesday. Mark Pomerleau writes Painter told the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee that the dual use of cyber tools poses a challenge to regulation because restrictions could also …

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State Department’s Christopher Painter Pushes for New Cyber Principles

Christopher Painter, the State Department’s coordinator for cyber matters, said he is developing measures to bolster the nation-states’ trust in cyber technology, FCW reported Monday. During a cyber conference in Georgetown University, Painter proposed that countries exchange points-of-contact and discuss cyber doctrine, noting that establishing cyber norms through a treaty is …

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Christopher Painter Identifies Barriers in US-China Cyber Dialogue

The chairman of the U.S.-China cyber dialogue said the two countries are yet to agree on cyber warfare regulations because they have not clearly defined cyber-related terms, Defense News reported Tuesday. Zachary Fryer-Biggs cites Christopher Painter as saying that other barriers discovered during the first meeting with China include cultural …

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Christopher Painter: World Needs Cyber Conduct Standards

Christopher Painter, the State Department‘s coordinator for cyber issues, has called for international standards to govern cyber conduct and said what could be acceptable to some may not be so for the majority. According to Fierce Government IT, Painter told a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Thursday he believes the …

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Clinton Names NSC Official to Head State’s Cyber Efforts

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced in a Washington speech on global Internet freedom Tuesday that former National Security Council Director Christopher Painter will head the department’s new cybersecurity post. Clinton’s announcement came in a broad speech on Internet freedom, coming against the backdrop of “citizens using social networking sites …

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