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Microsoft Discuss Internet Security with Industry and Government Leaders at Global EWI Cybersecurity Summit

The EastWest Institute (EWI) Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit brings together government and business leaders from around the world to discuss emerging issues.

“Agenda items for the two-day summit that begins today include addressing cross-border cybersecurity challenges, setting new models for private-public-sector leadership in addressing high-priority security threats and vulnerabilities, and collaborating on the most pressing issues in global management of critical information infrastructure.”

Scott Charney, cvp of Trustworthy Computing, spearheads the discussion for Microsoft across a range of critical areas including cyberthreats, adoption of a public health model for Internet security, and broad-based efforts to promote or use collective defense to help protect consumers.

In the white paper, “Collective Defense: Applying Public Health Models to the Internet,” released in Oct ‘10, Charney discussed these subjects and the importance of Microsoft taking a leadership role in collaboration with the public-private sector to create a safer Internet.

Today and tomorrow, at the 2nd EastWest Institute Cybersecurity Summit in London, the concept of applying public health models to the Internet will grow beyond the proposal stage in the form of a breakthrough group entitled Collective Action to Improve Global Internet Health.

In the session, cyber security policy leaders and security strategists from governments and leading global technology companies will examine the current state of the Internet ecosystem, and collaborate on ways to improve consumer device health and help reduce security risks for all computer users, from individuals, to enterprises (including those managing critical infrastructures), to governments.

More specifically, the group will review the state of current efforts; diagnose major obstacles to applying health models to the Internet; and work together to identify key policy, economic, social and technical milestones necessary to accelerate international progress toward a healthier and safer ecosystem. The EWI breakthrough group expects to publish initial recommendations later this year.

Microsoft’s also participating in other breakthrough groups driving progress in other key cyber security areas such as:

  • Measuring the Cybersecurity Problem
  • Protecting Youth – Building a Global Culture of Digital Citizenship
  • Entanglement of Protected Entities in Cyberspace
  • Cyber Conflict Policy
  • Worldwide Cyber Response Coordination

For more information, read Microsoft Press release.

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