There can be little doubt that alongside the significant benefits the Internet delivers to GDP growth, wealth-creation and knowledge-sharing, there exists a pernicious threat to our economic and societal well-being and, potentially, to our safety and security, from a wide range of online criminality.

If we accept for a moment this assessment, what then can governments do, working together, to collectively bring about a reduction in the harm caused by threat actors? What are the key and essential game-changing interventions that governments could implement, if they had the will do to so? And what are the obstacles to be overcome if political leaders decided to work collaboratively in the interests of many nations and not simply pander to their own national interests?

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