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Last week, the United States and Australia announced a mutual defense treaty that declared a cyberattack on one would result in retaliation by both nations; this new agreement appears to be the first instance of a mutual defense treaty in the cyber realm outside of NATO

The latest announcement comes as an addition to the Australia, New Zealand, United States Security treaty (ANZUS), which commits the three nations to support one another if one is attacked. The treaty, signed sixty years ago, now includes cyber attacks as well as physical attacks. Beginning in 1985, New Zealand has not been an active partner of ANZUS.

Source: Homeland Security Newswire

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