is chair of the law & business department at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. He also heads the Privacy and Cyber Crime Institute at Ryerson University.
Levin is speaking at SC Congress Canada next week
, and Secur-IT was able to chat with him prior.
“The work we did is on the policy and strategy documents that countries are creating and revising on cyber security,” he said.
“What are the strategic approaches for collaboration? The summary is the countries most likely to collaborate may not be the most helpful in cyber security. The countries you want to team up with have other fixations. The dynamics of country relations prevent cooperation.”
For example, in theory the west wants very much to cooperate with Russia and China on cyber criminals. What’s important to those countries prevents that from happening. Western countries talking to each other is great, but it doesn’t’ advance cyber security.
Levin divides countries into three groups according to their attitudes.
The Anglo group -- USA, UK, Australia, and Canada – works well together for historical reasons. Thee countries believe the for-profit private sector plays a role.
The European group – led by Germany – emphasizes a regulatory framework for managing cyber security. [Which is silly, because criminals by their very nature don’t obey laws.