China's Cyberespionage Will Continue Unabated, Say Experts
The U.S. government will be slow to act against aggressors who attack through the Internet, predict policy and China experts at RSA.
A group of four policy experts discussed the reasons behind Chinese efforts to steal U.S. intellectual property during a panel discussion at the conference. Unless the U.S. backs the investigations with sanctions against Chinese companies or other punitive actions, the Asian giant's government will be unlikely to stop, said Jason Healey, director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative for the Atlantic Council.
Escalation of attacks in cyberspace is new territory and fraught with the potential to destabilize trade and relationships, so policy-makers will likely first see if "naming and shaming" of the actors works before moving on to other options, he said.
"We have known about Chinese espionage for 10 years, at least, Russian espionage before that, and we haven't tried this tactic, [but it seems we are saying], 'We know what we are doing hasn't worked, let's do more of it,-" Healey said. "I think going public with this can be good if we pick it up with energy ... and try to do full naming and shaming."
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