China is a communist nation in East Asia and also one of the most significant cybersecurity threats to the government and defense industry. In July of 2005 the Office of Personnel Management announced a breach of the personal information of more than 21 million security clearance holders, relatives and references in a cyber attack attributed to China.
The FBI has given us their own spy drama this week with the extradition of a Chinese agent of the MSS. Daily Intel spoke to a current government official familiar with the operation, who provided exclusive details on the operation leading to the spy’s arrest and extradition from Belgium.
China’s MSS targeted GE Aviation and got burned, as senior MSS officer was arrested and extradited to the U.S. facing espionage charges. This episode helps reveal the M.O. of the MSS – here’s how to protect yourself from becoming their target.
A breach in the DoD’s computer supply chain potentially gave Chinese intelligence the keys to almost any data it wanted. The possibility of this kind of hardware hack was considered so remote that few bothered to worry about it.
The U.N meets in NYC this week and critics fear the president’s brash brand of diplomacy. But with threats from Iran, DPRK and others, the watching world still knows it faces bigger dangers than Trump’s manners.
Last week was the jointly-hosted INSA/AFCEA Intelligence and National Security Summit. Throughout the main sessions and breakouts with a variety of experts, several things stood out as the event’s resounding chorus.