Messages for Governments
Four messages for governments highlighted by Foreign Secretary William Hague during the closing press conference for hte London Conference on Cyberspace.

For governments there are four messages.

Whatever country you represent, the rapid rise of cybercrime is a growing threat to your citizens. Our occasional talking together on this subject needs to become a permanent activity. Just because no one person in most Governments is responsible for this area does not mean it can be ignored any longer in discussions between governments.

The second message for Governments is do not treat cyberspace as though it belongs to you. We will only be capable of tackling the issues we have discussed at this conference by using the ideas and ingenuity of people outside Government.

The third message for Governments is that state sponsored attacks are not in the interest of any country in the long term. Those Governments that perpetrate them need to bring them under control.

The fourth message is that, while working together to defeat threats in cyberspace, you should not imagine for an instant that you can resist the growing force of the tide now flowing for transparency, open information, and the free exchange of ideas. Those Governments that try to do so are in my view certain to fail.



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1. Rapid rise of cybercrime is a growing threat to your citizens »1. Rapid rise of cybercrime is a growing threat to your citizens
2. Do not treat cyberspace as though it belongs to you »2. Do not treat cyberspace as though it belongs to you
3. State sponsored attacks aren't in long term interest of any country »3. State sponsored attacks aren't in long term interest of any country
4. Can't resist the tide for transparency and open and free exchange »4. Can't resist the tide for transparency and open and free exchange
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