Zachary K. Goldman, Ramesh Karri Insider threats rightly occupy a significant portion of the public discussion (and private debate inside corporations and government agencies) about cybersecurity.
Tension over hacking will shadow Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first state visit to Washington.
In a policy address peppered with Hollywood allusions and assurances of China’s economic health, President Xi Jinping pledged Tuesday that his country would protect the rights of foreign investors and vowed that the nation would “never close its open door to the world.”
The negotiations are mostly an attempt to codify consensus on the belief that basic international law should apply to cyberspace and cyber conflict, said Zachary Goldman, executive director of the New York University School of Law’s Center on Law and Security.
The Obama administration is developing a package of unprecedented economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who have benefited from their government’s cybertheft of valuable U.S. trade secrets.
Zachary Goldman and Jerome A. Cohen consider the challenge of Sino-US cooperation on cybersecurity.
Zachary K. Goldman and Jerome A. Cohen China and the US both talk about “cybersecurity”, but mean different things. In Washington, cybersecurity is fundamentally about preventing unauthorised access to digital systems and, notwithstanding massive foreign hacking of US government databases, mainly focuses on protecting private-sector data as well as critical infrastructure.
Two U.S. senators who have been the most vocal in accusing China of currency manipulation are now listing cyber espionage as a reason not to admit the Chinese yuan into an exclusive club of currencies that would elevate its status in the global economy.
Zachary K. Goldman on the new cybersecurity sanctions program adopted by the Obama administration.
Zachary Goldman writes about the new landscape in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.