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Why the world needs a NATO for cyberwarfare

(CNN)Despite the increasing number of digital assaults against private industry and governments in the past couple of years, we are still in a state of denial about the prospects of a global cyber showdown. America and its international partners have offered mostly hand-wringing and half-measures in response. Ransomware: A malicious gift that keeps on giving In a speech last month, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, Brad Smith, called for the global community to band together to create a digital version of the Geneva Conventions to combat global cyberthreats. But why not take Smith’s idea a step further? The United States should be leading the international community in…