To help cyberattack victims in a streamlined way, Microsoft and Hewlett Foundation have decided to invest $5 million each to launch a CyberPeace Institute. The objective of this institute is to enhance the stability of Cyberspace to help victims of cyberattacks to come out of the situation and at the same time promote adherence to international rules and norms in cyberspace.
News is out that Facebook along with companies supporting Cyber Threat Alliance will also be funding this group.
It has to be notified over here that 27 United Nation member countries issued a joint statement last week that they will stick by the international rules and standards in cyberspace and will engage in surveillance and attacking military targets solely, leaving civilian infrastructure in the name of National Security.
“We are not just concerned about computers attacking digital infrastructure. But such attacks could spell doom by harming lives and livelihoods of civilians”, said Tom Burt, Vice President, Microsoft Customer Security, and Trust Corporate.
Note- Hewlett Foundation is a privately funded organization that financially helps liberal and progressive causes and private entities. It was established in 1966 by William Redington Hewlett and his wife Flora Lamson Hewlett and is now touted as wealthiest grantmakers in the whole of United States amassing wealth worth $10 Billion. Other than computers, this Menlo Park-based organization is also famous for grantmaking programs in education, environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy.