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How the Paris Call for Cybersecurity will boost your AppSec Career

February 21, 2022

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Paris Call for CyberSecurity

This week saw a big win for the cybersecurity community as a whole. US Vice President Kamala Harris announced after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron that the U.S. has finally joined the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace.

So first things first, what even is the Paris Call, for Trust and Security in Cyberspace? Besides being a mouthful, it's a call for countries to work together and take on the responsibility of securing digital and online infrastructure. For the first time, nation-states around the world are cooperating on cybersecurity issues—we're talking 80 countries, including Germany, UK, Canada, and Japan. And that's not even counting the 36 public authorities, nearly 400 organisations, and over 700 companies that have pledged their support.

So why is this a big deal? Well, the Paris Call has 9 principles it stands by. Let me run through them really quickly.

  1. Protect individuals and infrastructure from malicious cyber activities
  2. Protect activities that could damage the integrity of the internet
  3. Defend electoral processes from foreign interference
  4. Defend intellectual property from theft
  5. Stop the spread of malicious software
  6. Strengthen the security of digital processes and services through their lifecycle
  7. Improve cyber hygiene across the board
  8. Prevent private entities from hacking-back, or retaliating against the attacker
  9. Promote international norms of responsible behaviour on online platforms

The general public will only start taking security seriously when governments get involved, and every step your local government takes is a step in the right direction.

As an appsec professional, how does this affect you? 

Pundits at appsecengineer.com are saying that this will lead to a kind of trickle up effect. More government involvement is more awareness, more companies taking cyber security seriously, more jobs and higher paying jobs for application security professionals.

So guys, it’s time to skill up. How is your DevSecOps and Cloud security knowledge? Head to appsecengineer.com for all the right courses to double your salary & boost your career in application security. 

Anushika Babu

Anushika Babu

Marketer, Designer and Mom. Her coffee is never hot enough.