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Cablegate: Fsc Fall 2009 Opening of Round Guidance

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S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 08 STATE 093327

SENSITIVE
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/03/15
TAGS: OSCE PARM PREL KCFE
SUBJECT: FSC FALL 2009 OPENING OF ROUND GUIDANCE

REF: USOSCE 00182

Classified by: Donna A. Phelan, VCI/CCA Acting Offic...


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Cyber Security
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22.(SBU) Cyber security has gained significant traction
in the OSCE and Washington expects FSC delegations to
push for a deliverable on this issue for the Athens
Ministerial in December. U.S. reps at the March 2009
workshop on cyber security steered discussions as much
as possible toward defense, mitigation, remedial
measures, and reducing vulnerabilities, noting that the
same defensive strategies are required regardless of the
source of an attack. U.S. policy remains that hackers
and cyber criminals, not states, are the most urgent

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cyber threat. USDel should continue to oppose Russian
arguments for arms control-like constraints on
information technology and offensive capabilities.
USDel should continue to stress that the most value can
come from exchanges on defensive measures and/or
strategies, mitigation, and remediation.


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