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President Obama says the U.S. has the world's best digital defense

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September 6, 2016

President Obama says the United States features the best digital defense system in the world.

Speaking at a press conference after meeting Russian president Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in China this weekend, President Barack Obama asserted-- “We have had some issues with cyber intrusions from Russia in the past and also from other countries in the past.”

He went on to say-- “We are moving into a new area where a number of countries have significant capacities. And frankly we have more capacity than any other country, both offensively and defensively.”

However, this rather contradicts some recent analysis of the U.S.' zero-day trove as rather small. Or it simply means that other nations have small zero-day issues.

The president continued with-- "But our goal is not, in the cyber arena, to suddenly duplicate a cycle of escalation that we saw when it comes to other arms races in the past,” he asserted. Instead, he hopes “to start instituting some norms so that everyone is acting responsibly.”

The president prefers that approach because-- “We are going to have enough problems in cyberspace with non-state actors who are engaging in theft and using the internet for all sorts of illegal activities.”

President Obama therefore added-- “Protecting our critical infrastructure and making sure that our financial systems are sound are going to be priorities”.

“What we cannot do is have a situation in which this becomes the Wild, Wild West where countries that have significant cyber capacity start engaging in unhealthy competition or conflict, through these means, when wisely we put in place some standards when it comes to using other weapons,” the president asserted.

He added that such norms have “been a topic of conversation with president Putin as it has been with other countries as well,” then he concluded by saying “We have started to get some willingness with a lot of countries around the world to adopt these new standards but we have got to make certain that we are observing them correctly.”

One example of Obama's hoped for world cyber order could be the U.S./China 'No Hack Pact' signed in 2015, but quickly called into question. Other no hack pacts cover Germany, Britain and Australia.

Various critics say that such pacts look great on paper, but they could exempt businesses and therefore lack the teeth needed simply because China operates several state-owned enterprises with internet security functions.

The United States even runs a venture capital company, In-Q-Tel, established by the CIA specifically to to find useful technology for the U.S. intelligence community.

Absent of any detail from Obama on the new world cyber order he's imagined, it looks like there are several various loopholes allowing online operations to carry on even while various pacts apply between other countries.

Source: The Whitehouse.

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