The United States and Germany are meeting today to discuss a bilateral approach to cyber issues facing both nations.
Officials from relevant ministries and agencies of the two governments will discuss topics including international security in cyberspace, cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection, cyber defense, combating cyber crime, Internet freedom, and Internet governance.
The meetings began on Tuesday and build off of June 2014 discussions held in Berlin, which focused on collaboration in key cyber issues over the course of the last decade.
U.S. Department of State Coordinator for Cyber Issues Christopher Painter leads the U.S. delegation, and Ambassador Thomas Fitschen, the Federal Foreign Office’s Director for International Cyber Policy, leads the German delegation.
The meetings will also address the details of the U.S.-Germany Cyber Dialogue event, which is set to take place in the near future.