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International Strategy for Cyberspace: Prosperity, Security, and Openness in a Networked World

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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, an American company can do business anywhere in the world with an Internet connection, supporting countless jobs and opportunities for the American people. Today, as nations and peoples harness the networks that are all around us, we have a choice. We can either work together to realize their potential for greater prosperity and security, or we can succumb to narrow interests and undue fears that limit progress. Cybersecurity 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. In this spirit, I Barak Obama offer the United States International Strategy for Cyberspace. This is not the first time my Administration has addressed the policy challenges surrounding these technologies, but it is the first time our Nation has laid out an approach that unifies our engagement with international partners on the full range of cyber issues. And so this strategy outlines not only a vision for the future of cyberspace, but an agenda for realizing it. It provides the context for our partners at home and abroad to understand our priorities, and how we can come together to preserve the character of cyberspace and reduce the threats we face. By itself, the Internet will not usher in a new era of international cooperation. That work is up to us, its beneficiaries. Together, we can work together to build a future for cyberspace that is open, interoperable, secure and reliable.

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  • Government and Political Science
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

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