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UK and Australia close ranks against cybercrime and foreign cyber warfare

UK and Australia close ranks against cybercrime and foreign cyber warfare. London and Canberra sign the Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership to improve their cybersecurity and to increase deterrence, building also greater resilience to ransomware amongst Indo-Pacific nations

UK and Australia close ranks against cybercrime and foreign cyber warfare. The two countries have signed a Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership that will “Increase deterrence by raising the costs for hostile state activity in cyberspace – including through strategic co-ordination of our cyber sanctions regimes.” The new agreement includes provisions to build greater resilience to ransomware amongst Indo-Pacific nations and sharpen legal sanctions against cyber attackers. London and Canberra in facts will unify the deterrents measures, creating a sort of a unique jurisdiction. Furthermore, the two nations upgraded the Military Cooperation Framework, agreeing to further exchanges of cyber specialists and increasing bilateral participation in one another’s respective cyber exercises. “In the battlegrounds of the future, cutting edge technologies will be crucial in the fight against malign cyber actors who threaten our peace and security,” underlined the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss.

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