Facebook stop with a number of technology companies and other pledged security e-

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Pledged company, Facebook, Microsoft and 32 companies other technique to protect their customers from cyber attacks, as a commitment not to assist governments to strengthen their efforts in electronic warfare, and described the Convention on Cybersecurity Tech Accord as a “convention break” by the signatories, and comes after a wave of cyber attacks of the past year.

The list includes a large number of companies signatories of the Arm and Avast and Bitdefender and BT, CA Technologies, Cisco, Cloudflare and DataStax, Dell, Facebook, FireEye, F-Secure and GitHub and HP Inc. And HPE, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle, RSA, SAP, Symantec and Telefonica, Tenable, Trend Micro and VMware.

It is worth mentioning that the companies missing from the preliminary list to subscribe to is Apple, Amazon, Twitter and Google, according to the press release, the agreement of technology is still open for those who wish to sign and sign of all private sectors regardless of the size of the company, so that the focus of the agreement, which can be read in full here, on the four basic principles include “National Defense” and “no risk” and “capacity building” and “teamwork”.

These principles of corporate signatories to provide the strongest defenses against cyber attacks while also helping to delegate developers and customers and companies to protect themselves, however, the principle is the most interesting in the pledge is “not a risk”, which stipulates that the signatory companies will not help governments to launch cyber attacks and to prevent the exploitation of its products and services at every stage of the technology development, design and distribution.

The involvement of Microsoft in the Convention are particularly noteworthy, as they come less than a year after injury virus ransom WannaCry which was based on security holes in the windows, so that caused a big mess, all over the world, and later attack NotPetya, which targeted computers Windows also.

The involvement of a number of countries in these attacks and other increasingly, including North Korea , Iran, and Russia, and the United States and the United Kingdom earlier this week a warning to the buyer about the growing threat posed by Russia to governments, companies and individuals, it seems that this danger is the reason that technology companies are converging now to take collective action.

Said Brad Smith, President of Microsoft’s “devastating attacks of the past year show that cyber security is not just about what you can do for any one company but also about what we can do together, will help us Agreement the technology sector this is to take the path initially towards the steps to more effectively work with and defend clients in all over the world”.

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