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Taproot Endorses International Security Convention

Taproot Security Casts Vote in Favor of an International Convention on Cyber Security


Saint Paul, MN, April 25, 2018 – Taproot Security voted to convene an international convention to develop a new international legal regime governing cyber issues. In his ballot comments, Taproot president Michael McCormick stated "many in the cyber security community, particularly those of us who face the challenges of working internationally, yearn for a broader framework. ISO 27001 established a technology framework which has proven helpful, but it's not anchored to any larger legal or political agreement."

The vote is based on a call for international harmonization of information security and privacy laws and regulations. That topic was taken up in the December 2017 issue of the ISSA Journal in an article entitled "A Simple Appeal to Common Sense: Why the Current Legal and Regulatory Regime for Information Security & Privacy Doesn't Work, and Cannot Be Made to Work," whose authors include Charles Cresson Wood and William S. Rogers, Jr.


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To learn more about this announcement, please contact

Michael McCormick

Founder & President

Taproot Security, LLC


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