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New Report Accuses Chinese Government of Cyber-Espionage


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An American cyber-security firm released a report yesterday that sent shockwaves through tech and national security circles. According to the company Mandiant, government-backed Chinese hackers have stolen data and intellectual property from 115 U.S. targets since 2006. Some of the companies targeted are involved in infrastructure that's critical to the U.S., like the power grid and water works. We'll examine the report's findings, the possible threat to U.S. national security and what companies can do to protect themselves.

Host: Rachael Myrow

Guests:

  • Dan McWhorter, managing director of the Intelligence Unit at Mandiant, the information security company that released the report on Chinese espionage
  • Dr. James Lewis, director of the technology and public policy program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Martin Libicki, senior management scientist at the RAND Corporation, and author of the recent study "Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar"
  • Richard Clark, security expert, former special advisor to President George W. Bush for cyber security, and author of "Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to do About It"

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