All the latest UK technology news, reviews and analysis


Dell World: Bill Clinton calls for global co-operation to tackle cyber threat

12 Dec 2012
Bill Clinton and Michael Dell at Dell World 2012

AUSTIN: Former US president Bill Clinton has warned countries must update their approach to cyber security and information sharing if they want to benefit from the next wave of technological innovation.

The former president warned that recent technological advances have made traditional policies regarding international information sharing outdated and ineffective.

"The way technology and the internet works, it's all different now," said Clinton.

"Sooner or later all the barriers of the world end up looking like nets not walls. We can't shut each other out, we're being compelled to share the future."

Clinton told delegates at Dell World 2012 that continued technological innovation depended on countries adopting a more open, cross national culture.

"We need a new future created from shared prosperity and shared responsibility. We have to find a way to build an ever inclusive community."

The former president went on to claim that the persistence of the old policies was a direct result of an on-going stagnation in many first world countries' technology sectors.

"The hardest thing to do is keep an old country in the innovation business and whether we like it or not we're [America] an old country, over 200 years old," said Clinton.

Clinton highlighted security and the increased cyber threat facing the world as proof of the need for more technological cross national collaboration.

"Never before has there been an age when so much information, people, cultural ideas and security threats have been crossing national borders," said Clinton.

"The old ways of doing things is shifting. All the things we think are giving us security still do, it's just not as much."

The former president's warnings refer the emergence of sophisticated malware during 2012, such as Flame and Gauss.

The threats have caused the UK government to issue a similar call for a united collaborative approach to cyber security earlier in December.

Prior to Clinton's speech, Dell founder Michael Dell highlighted the cyber security as a key growth area for the company.

Dell claimed the increased threat had created a massive spike in demands for end-to-end security solutions.

  • Comment  
  • Tweet  
  • Google plus  
  • Facebook  
  • LinkedIn  
  • Stumble Upon  
Alastair Stevenson
About

Alastair has worked as a reporter covering security and mobile issues at V3 since March 2012. Before entering the field of journalism Alastair had worked in numerous industries as both a freelance copy writer and artist.

View Alastair's Google+ profile

More on Security
What do you think?
blog comments powered by Disqus
Poll

Microsoft Azure outage

Is cloud computing reliable enough for business yet?
10%
7%
20%
63%

Popular Threads

Powered by Disqus
Sony Xperia Z vs Nokia Lumia 920

Sony Xperia Z vs Nokia Lumia 920 head to head video review

We take a look at the smartphone world's top camera phones

Updating your subscription status Loading
Newsletters

Get the latest news (daily or weekly) direct to your inbox with V3 newsletters.

newsletter sign-up button
hpv3may

Getting started with virtualisation

Virtualisation can help you reduce costs, improve application availability, and simplify IT
management. However, getting started can be challenging

ibmv3may

Converting big data and analytics insights into results

Successful leaders are infusing analytics throughout their organisations to drive smarter decisions, enable faster actions and optimise outcomes

SEO Account Manager

SEO Account Manager, London SEO Account Manager required...

Web Developer (Front End) - Magento Platform - Famous Luxury Retailer

Web Developer (Front End) CSS, XHTML, HTML5, JS - Magento...

Business Analyst

Business Analyst An exciting opportunity has arisen...

Software Trainer - Recruitment Software

Software Trainer - Recruitment Software Location...
To send to more than one email address, simply separate each address with a comma.