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10-26-2012, 08:02 AM
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Talks among IT security experts from 40 nations meeting in New Delhi could lead to treaties on cybersecurity, including, perhaps, a cyber détente between the United States and China, Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation's Harry Raduege says.

The forum is the two-day EastWest Institute's Third Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit, which begins Oct. 30, where Track II diplomacy - informal discussions among the 300-plus attendees on the most daunting issues facing the international community in cyberspace - could set the stage for future negotiations among nations on cybersecurity treaties, Raduege says in an interview with Information Security Media Group.

Track II diplomacy is the early negotiations about matters that aren't ready for prime-time formal talks among diplomats. "It's more of feeling out in a more informal setting ... the meetings of the minds on areas where we can work together," says Raduege, a retired Air Force lieutenant general who once headed the Defense Information Systems Agency. "It's sort of an exploratory process."

Exploring the possibilities of a cyber détente to ease mounting tension between the United States and China could be broached by representatives at the summit from both countries, Raduege says.

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