More than 30 of the largest IT-companies will sign a "digital Geneva Convention"
Edition of The New York Times reports that more than 30 technology companies, including Facebook and the Microsoft, plans to announce a statement saying that they will refuse to publicly take part in cyber attacks, organized by the government of any country was.
We are talking about the attacks on citizens and businesses all over the world, without exception. In addition, under this agreement, the companies are obliged to provide assistance to any country faced with such an attack in cyberspace, regardless of the cause - whether it is fraud or geopolitics.
Among agree to abide by the principles developed also includes companies such as Oracle, Symantec, FireEye, HP, Finnish Nokia and the Spanish Telefonica.
The New York Times notes that, despite the long list of those who agreed to sign an agreement, some large companies such as Google, Apple and Amazon, yet reject it. The newspaper also reminded that the President and General Counsel Brad Smith, Microsoft for several years trying to convey the idea of the need for the so-called "Geneva Convention" in the digital space, which will establish the rules of conduct in cyberspace.
According to Smith, the first to support such an initiative should be exactly US technology companies, because most often it is their clients are faced with cyber attacks.
"This problem has become so much more, and I think we realized that we need to work together over the past few years", - he said.