The Quad group of nations – the USA, India, Australia, and Japan – has announced several joint initiatives to share technology and spur its development, among them a plan to set new global security standards for the technology industry.
The four nations' leaders met late last week and announced a set of initiatives, among them development of shared "Quad Principles on Technology Design, Development, Governance, and Use".
We expect technology suppliers, vendors, and distributors to produce and maintain secure systems, and to be trustworthy, transparent, and accountable in their practices. Technology developers should also build in safety and security-by-design approaches so that robust safety and security practices are a part of the technology development process.
The joint statement also spells out the Quad leaders' desire that the Principles "will guide not only the region but the world towards responsible, open, high-standards innovation".