Wednesday, July 20, 2011

International Strategy for Cyber Space

Preparing for 21st Century Security Challenges

Cyberspace, and the technologies that enable it, allow people of every nationality, race, faith, and point of view to communicate, cooperate, and prosper like never before.

Today, as nations and peoples harness the networks that are all around us, we have a choice. We can either work together to realise their potential for greater prosperity nd security, or we can succumb to narrow interests and undue fears that limit progress.

Cyber security is not an end unto itself; it is instead an obligation that our governments and societies must take on willingly, to ensure that innovation continues to flourish, drive markets, and improve lives. While offline challenges of crime and aggression have made their way to the digital world, we will confront them consistent with the principles we hold dear: free speech and association, privacy, and the free flow of information.

Envision a future in which reliable access to the Internet is available from nearly any point on the globe, at a price that businesses and families can afford. Computers can communicate with one another across a seamless landscape of global networks permitting trusted, instantaneous communication with friends and colleagues down the block or around the world.

Content is offered in local languages and flows freely beyond national borders, as improvements in digital translation open to millions a wealth of knowledge, new ideas, and rich debates. New technologies improving agriculture or promoting public health are shared with those in greatest need, and difficult problems benefit from global collaboration among experts and innovators.

This, in part, is the future of cyberspace that the United States seeks—and the future we will work to realize.

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