Australia and the US work on cyber-norms and combating terrorism online

The agenda of the visit of Australian Prime Minister to the US President included cybersecurity. The two states should enhance work on a global non-hack pact, through work on international norms of behaviour in cyberspace that will promote free, open and secure Internet. The norms would, among other, stipulate that states should “not knowingly support cyber-enabled intellectual property theft for commercial advantage”, The Register reports. Besides, the two leaders discussed combating terrorist online propaganda, welcoming the cooperation of the US government with major IT industry and outlining the cooperation of Australia with partners in South East Asia. The Australian PM invited for the “coalition of the blogging” as response to the ISIL activities.