UN Security Council holds meeting on Cybersecurity

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As cyber threats on government infrastructure of various countries are growing, the UN Security Council has held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing threats and mitigation remedies required to be followed by nations.

Early this month, the same issue was brought to the notice of Russian President Vladimir Putin by Biden Administration that met each other at a summit held in Geneva. As Russia is acting as a home-ground to many hackers, Putin was asked to exchange intelligence related to them with the US law enforcement.

Mr. Putin agreed it on the point that the same gesture will be exchanged by the Biden led nation for the hacking groups that were constantly launching cyber attacks on the critical infrastructure of Russia.

In relation to the threats, the UN Security Council took an assurance from its nations in 2015 that all the member nations will refrain from launching cyber attacks on each other and any breach in the agreement made 6-years ago will be eligible for legal prosecution at the international level.

More details about the meeting will be posted shortly!

Note- UN Security Council is a kind of treaty made among nations that quench for international peace and security. The committee comprises over 15 member nations, of which 5-China, Russia, United Kingdom, United States of America and France are permanent as the specified countries are super powers as they were the winners of the World War II. UNSC acting powers include peacemaking operations, blocking any military actions and enacting international sanctions on nations that breach the agreement.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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