With the threat of cyber wars lurking, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a United Nation's arm, has asked countries to take the ‘no-first-attack' vow in order to avert chain of events. “There have been countries at (cyber) war already. A wrong attack could lead to a chain of events. Like they do with regard to nuclear arms, the countries should take a vow that they would not attack first,” Mr Hamadoun Toure, Secretary-General of ITU, said.
“We need to have an international framework to make cyber space peaceful. Some say, it might take 10 years. Even if it takes that long, we need to start now (to get there),” he said. “It will be like a cyber tsunami. It would be a catastrophe if a war were to start. In order to achieve a secure cyber space, countries should have a legal and regulatory framework, technological readiness (with a robust response team), a coordinated national effort and capacity building,” he said.
(Source: Business Line)