U.S., Britain ink cybersecurity agreement

September 7, 2016

The United States and United Kingdom will share more information regarding cybersecurity capabilities under a new memorandum of understanding defense leaders from the two countries agreed to on Wednesday.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the MOU is the first of its kind and will allow the allies to undertake research and development together to improve both offensive and defensive cybercapabilities.

“Our special relationship, as Michael noted, is also becoming a cyberrelationship,” Carter said during a press conference at the Lancaster House with U.K. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon.

Carter said the new memo “sends a clear message to our adversaries” that success from past partnerships between the United States and Great Britain will soon extend to the cyberdomain.

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