The two recent malware attacks on energy companies in West Asia are particularly worrisome since they represent a rapid escalation in capabilities and intent on the part of the perpetrators.
After ensuring that its people are only able to access ‘filtered’ news, the Chinese leadership has also decided to refurbish its image abroad through a major public relations effort.
Even though the report is fairly cautious in what it says and does not highlight anything new, the reactions on the Chinese side have not been that positive.
The Internet’s blurred boundaries and its existing vulnerabilities have led to unhealthy trends, which, if not addressed adequately, could pose severe problems.
China will develop much greater depth and sophistication in its understanding and handling of information warfare techniques and operations.
Georgia was a constituent republic of the former USSR. In 1991, the dissolution of the Soviet Union led to the independence of Georgia.
Chair: Thomas Mathew
Discussants: Prem Chand & Subimal Bhattacharjee
In 2007 Chinese hackers gained notoriety in the US after a series of cyber intrusions, including one involving Pentagon systems.