Internet Issues: Cyber Security
Since the emerging issue of cybersecurity threatens all G8 member states, it is highly probable that these above issues will be a topic of discussion during the Deauville summit. Furthermore, it is likely that cybersecurity will be a topic of discussion at the French presidency’s e-G8. Considering the March invasion of French government computer systems, domestic pressure will likely encourage France to demand a tangible action plan on reducing hacker attacks. Alternatively, G8 member states may choose to invest more in current cybersecurity institutions such as the G8 Subgroup on High-Tech Crime. If framed as a fight against terrorism and crime, policy clashes will be minimal. Media attention around famous failures to uphold cybersecurity elsewhere in the world suggests that founding more effective mechanisms for cybersecurity is urgent.