September 25, 2016

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Speak at London Cyber Conference

(LiveHacking.Com) – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be one of the main speakers at the London Cyber Conference on 1-2 November.

William Hague broke the news on Twitter:

Confirmed: #SecClinton (@StateDept) will be one of our main speakers at #LondonCyber conference 1-2 Nov. I look forward to welcoming her.

The conference is intended to bring together Governments, leading business figures, and NGOs, to build the broadest possible international consensus on how to realise the economic and social benefits of cyberspace. Part of the conference’s remit will be to consider the security aspects of cyberspace to ensure it “remains a safe and trusted environment in which to operate”.

“In Britain we believe that the time has come to start seeking international agreement about norms in cyberspace… We believe there is a need for a more comprehensive, structured dialogue to begin to build consensus among like-minded countries and to lay the basis for agreement on a set of standards on how countries should act in cyberspace,” William Hague said when the conference was announced earlier this year.

The conference comes after President Obama and the British Prime Minister David Cameron reaffirmed their close bilateral co-operation on cyberspace issues and particularly cybersecurity in May 2011.