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PacNet #84 – Public-private partnership programs are key in cyber collaboration agreements in the Asia-Pacific region

The Obama Administration’s strategic rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region presents an opportunity for the United States to establish and strengthen strategic cyber alliances. The basis of this effort should be a private-public partnership program to address cyber defense and cyber intelligence sharing. A multi-pronged approach to cyber security that promotes military relationships, diplomacy and public-private investments in India, South Korea, and Japan is a smart move considering economic relationships, political alliances, and an existing dialogue focused on cyber security in the region. These alliances should comprise three separate bilateral agreements between the US and its Asian counterparts.