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U.S. Officials Will Participate in Argentina Conference on Cyber Security

The United States will join fellow member countries of the Organization of American States (OAS) at a July 28-29 conference in Buenos Aires to begin developing a unified hemispheric strategy for ensuring security on the Internet. The meeting’s agenda will feature discussion of a resolution presented by the United States and approved by the OAS General Assembly in late June that calls for building an inter-American strategy against threats to computer information systems and networks. The resolution notes that other OAS meetings on the subject have called cyber security-related crimes an “emerging terrorist threat.” In addition, the resolution says OAS member states need to “strengthen cooperation” against threats to cyber security. Heading the 11-person U.S. delegation at the Argentina meeting is Michelle Markoff, deputy director of the State Department’s Office of Plans, Policy, and Analysis. The delegation will also include other State Department officials, among them a representative from the U.S. Mission to the OAS. Full Story

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