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Pitt Cyber Joins the Paris Call

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November 19, 2018

Pitt Cyber Announces Support for Paris Call 

Pittsburgh – Pitt Cyber announced last week that it is a signatory of the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, a political declaration to signal a global effort to create stability in cybersecurity. The Call has been signed by over 50 countries, including 27 of the 29 NATO members; technology companies like Microsoft, Google, and Intel; and academic and other non-governmental organizations from across the globe.

Pitt Cyber is committed to the Paris Call’s efforts to increase prevention against and resilience to malicious online activity; protect the accessibility and integrity of the Internet; cooperate in order to prevent interference in electoral processes; work together to combat intellectual property violations via the Internet; prevent the proliferation of malicious online programs and techniques; improve the security of digital products and services as well as everybody’s cyber hygiene; clamp down on online mercenary activities and offensive action by non-state actors; and work together to strengthen the relevant international standards. 

“Setting international norms in cyberspace is necessary for a peaceful future,” said Pitt Cyber Founding Director David Hickton. “The Paris Call is an important element in furthering the creation of those norms and Pitt Cyber is proud to be a signatory and confident that our research will further the Call’s goals.”

For more information on the Paris Call, visit here
 

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Media contact:

Deborah Todd

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