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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration laid out plans Monday to work aggressively with other nations to make the Internet more secure, enable law enforcement to work closely on cybercrime and ensure that citizens everywhere have the freedom to express themselves online.

And in the strongest terms to date, the White House made it clear the U.S. will use its military might to strike back if it comes under a cyberattack that threatens national security.

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20110517/D9N8S2H80.html

Cybersecurity experts have argued that the Internet cannot become a safer place until nations implement international agreements that better define and regulate cybercrime, provide oversight of the Internet, and set out new standards and rules for industry as it increasingly moves its business into the largely ungoverned online world.

The challenges are vast. International leaders are looking for ways to better secure online financial transactions and other business and high-tech exchanges between nations and corporations that span the globe. And they are also grasping for ways to crack down on hackers and other cybercriminals and terrorists who are routinely using the Internet to steal money, ferret out classified secrets and technology, and disturb or destroy critical infrastructure, ranging from the electrical grid and telecommunications networks to nuclear power plants and transportation systems.

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The Obama Administration has put the world on notice that hack attacks
 directed against US assets could be met with military action.

“When warranted, the United States will respond to hostile acts in cyberspace
as we would to any other threat to our country,” the White House said in a
long-expected policy, titled The International Strategy for Cyberspace. “All
states possess an inherent right to self-defense, and we recognize that certain
hostile acts conducted through cyberspace could compel actions under the
commitments we have with our military treaty partners.


http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2011/05/17/white_house_cyberspace_strategy/

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