Harris calls for ‘cyber doctrine’ to deal with growing attacks


Vice President Harris calls for “cyber-doctrine” and greater international coordination to address cybersecurity concerns after a year of growing attacks.

“I think it’s important for us to have a cyberdoctrine,” Harris said in an upcoming interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation”, aired later this week, when asked if cyber attacks should be considered acts of terror.

Harris highlighted her work as President of the National Space Council stressing the need to work towards improving international cybersecurity efforts, noting the importance of “the role and responsibility we have in working with our partners and allies around international standards and rules. “

“On the issue of cyber, it’s important that we work with our allies on these issues,” Harris said.

The comments were made after a year in which the Biden administration was forced to confront cyber threats head-on, with President BidenJoe BidenCollins is open to negotiating a review of the expiring child tax credit. Sound the alarm on the administration’s recent action on abortion pills. take office shortly after the discovery of the SolarWinds hack that allowed Russian government-backed hackers to compromise at least nine federal agencies. Additionally, ransomware attacks against Colonial Pipeline, meat producer JBS USA, and IT company Kaseya prompted the administration to take action.

Among those actions, Biden imposed sanctions on Russia in April in retaliation for the SolarWinds incident and signed an executive order in May aimed at strengthening federal cybersecurity.

Harris has also been involved in efforts to strengthen cybersecurity, most recently during her trip to France last month, where she announced new initiatives around space and cybersecurity following a meeting with French President Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Jean-Michel Macron Can France reverse the nationalist trend? France, Germany seek to restart peace talks with Russia over Ukraine French citizens 65 and over without recall lose health passport PLUS benefits. In this context, Harris announced that the United States will support Paris Call for Confidence and Security in Cyberspace to help bring governments and the private sector closer together on cybersecurity topics.

“When I was in France to meet Macron, this is one of the issues we discussed, it is the importance of all of us as allies and partners and even of those who are adversaries, in ensuring that we are all on the same page about what will be interpreted as a threat or not, and with some level of consensus on what standards and rules are and what they should be Harris told “Face the Nation”.

“I think this is extremely important as we look at emerging threats, there is no doubt about it,” said Harris, noting that it was not necessary to read the President’s Daily Brief “to know that cyber is one of those problems “.



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