The U.N. passed a resolution that gives Russia greater influence over internet norms (Nov 18, 2019)
A new U.N. resolution has been passed that seeks to establish a group to investigate and prevent cyber crime. The resolution was passed with the support of Russia, and at the criticism of the United States who does not approve and is “disappointed” in the sponsors of the resolution. According to CyberScoop this is “the latest Russian effort at the U.N. level to influence global behavior norms in cyberspace”.
Recommendation: This resolution is an example of international bureaucratic change, a desire to create a new group or team to investigate an issue. In line with the current threats and security fears. The politicisation of this resolution is an exercise for analysts in the industry to apply critical thinking and attempt to understand why some regions wanted it to pass and why others do not.
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