(The Hosting News) – In an announcement featuring top U.S. government officials on Monday, the White House highlighted its strategy for helping make global cyberspace more secure, open, and reliable.
Without being too specific, the new initiative aims to promote innovation all while protecting global network security.
Upon making the announcement, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated, “There is no one-size-fits-all, straightforward route to this goal. We have to build a global consensus about a shared vision for cyberspace”.
Another aspect that the strategy highlighted included increased military cooperation with other nations to fight global threats made against networks in cyberspace.
It’s believed that the initiative has been set forth to sharply define the U.S. government’s goal of a free internet as compared to other countries where cyberspace is much more restricted, like areas in the Middle-East and China.
Clinton also noted that while the internet helps people exercise their political rights, a downfall is that some governments take advantage of cyberspace to clamp down on freedom of expression. The United State’s vision is intended to help protect such dissidence.
The initiative follows other U.S. attempts to make global cyberspace more secure. Last year the U.S. military launched Cyber Command, which is aimed at protecting U.S. networks from being hacked into by foreign entities. The U.S. also recently agreed to work more extensively with other nations to reduce global cyber security threats.