Wednesday April 18, 2018

Major Tech Companies Pledge To Never Help Governments Launch Cyber Attacks

33 tech companies have pledged to never help governments launch cyberattacks in what the New York Times calls the "Digital Geneva Accord." Inquisitr summarizes the pledge dubbed the "Cybersecurity Tech Accord," which in addition to not helping governments launch a cyber attack, pledges to have a stronger defense against cyber attacks to protect all customers globally regardless of the motivation for attacks.

Companies in the accord include ABB, Arm, Cisco, Facebook, HP, HPE, Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle, and Trend Micro. We will see how much difference this makes going forward. You can check out the full pledge at the Cybersecurity Tech Accord website.

"The devastating attacks from the past year demonstrate that cybersecurity is not just about what any single company can do but also about what we can all do together." said Microsoft President Brad Smith. "This tech sector accord will help us take a principled path towards more effective steps to work together and defend customers around the world."