Bruce Schneier: We need ‘cyberwar hotlines’ to match nuclear hotlines

December 6, 2010 | Source: Computerworld UK

Security expert Bruce Schneier has called for governments to establish “hotlines” between their cyber commands, much like the those between nuclear commands, to help them battle against cyber attacks.

Schneier, writing in the Financial Times, said that a hotline between the world’s cyber commands would “at least allow governments to talk to each other, rather than guess where an attack came from.” He also said that more importantly, governments need to establish cyberwar “treaties.”