A group of 15 countries have agreed to engage one another in ways to combat the growing threats on the Internet. The new agreement is a set of recommendations, it is still representative of a change in U.S. tactics, Robert Knake of the Council on Foreign Relations told the Washington Post.
The group of countries, which includes the United States, Russia and China, have recommended that the United Nations exchange information on cyber strategies and legislation, create norms of behavior for operating in cyberspace and help underdeveloped countries to secure their networks.
Back in 1998, the Russian government proposed a treaty banning the militarization of cyberspace. However, the U.S. government refused to agree citing attribution difficulties causing compliance verification issues.
The group also includes the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belarus, Estonia, Brazil, Israel, India, Italy, South Korea, Qatar and South Africa.