Mark Collins – Bear Now Out-Hacking Dragon

At Defense One’sD-Brief“–one wonders if US pressure has actually been that effective or if the Chinese have their own reasons, e.g. a temporary surfeit of material:

Hacking by Chinese spies is down sharply over the past year, “an apparent response to widespread exposure of the activity, U.S. indictments and the threat of economic sanctions last summer,” WaPo reports, citing a new report by cybersecurity firm FireEye.

ICYMI: “Not long ago, China and its economic espionage were at the center of the Western narrative, but Russia has elbowed its way in,” Aalto University professor Jarno Limnéll wrote last week in Defense One. “As Russian hackers take center stage in the pantheon of cyber adversaries, NATO needs to step up.” Read that, here

More at Reuters:

Chinese economic cyber-espionage plummets in U.S.: experts

Meanwhile Canada is not exactly at the top of its cyber game:

Time For Canadian Government to Get Really Cyber Serious–But It’s Not

Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds


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