The UN General Assembly (UNGA) considered the budget implications for the new group of governmental experts reflected in the document A/73/678. By a recorded vote the assembly adopted the resolution A/RES/73/266 named ‘Advancing responsible state behaviour in cyberspace in the context of international security’. Thus, this group will be the second that will continue to study possible co-operative measures to address information security threats.
Cyber-attacks can have a background in international relations, or bring about the consequences that can escalate to a political and diplomatic level. An increasing number of states appear to be developing their own cyber-tools for the defense, offence and intelligence related to cyberconflict.
The use of cyber-weapons by states - and, more generally, the behavior of states in cyberspace in relation to maintaining international peace and security - is moving to the top of the international agenda.