Via Switched, the U.S. State Department has started using Twitter in an attempt to open a dialogue with North Korea. The one problem: So far, the country’s Twitter feed isn’t following other feeds, which means the State Department’s efforts are so far falling on deaf ears.
Today’s New York Times has an interesting read on the differences between how the U.S. and Russia view cybersecurity:
The United States has succeeded in creating a global 24-hour, seven-day network of law enforcement agencies in 50 nations, which have agreed to collect and share data in response to computer attacks and intrusions. While officials from both nations said that law enforcement cooperation had improved, the Russians have refused to sign the European cybercrime treaty, which the United States strongly backs.
At the same time, for the past 13 years, the Russians have been trying to interest the United States in a treaty in which nations would agree not to develop offensive cyberweapons or to conduct attacks on computer networks. The United States has repeatedly declined to enter into negotiations, arguing instead that improved law enforcement cooperation among countries is all that is necessary to combat cybercrime and cyberterrorism.