Security Expert: U.S. Lacks in Fight VS. Cyber Threats

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Writing in the Wall Street Journal editorial, former U.S. security advisor Richard Clarke warned that the U.S. government isn’t doing enough to combat the threat of cyber threats from China.

In the article, Clarke writes, “Senior U.S. officials know well that the government of China is systematically attacking the computer networks of the U.S. government and American corporations. Beijing is successfully stealing research and development, software source code, manufacturing know-how and government plans.”

Clarke goes on to say that the U.S. Congress has failed to pass any significant legislation dealing with cyber-security and that the U.S. lacks a strategy for dealing with the threat.

Clarke served as a counter-terrorism expert in the U.S. government for 30 years.

The recent breach of Google’s Gmail was known to have originated in China. The country has also been suspected of being involved in a recent breach of Lockheed Martin.

Earlier this year, the U.S. government indicated that some cyber-attacks could be considered acts of war.

To view Clarke’s entire editorial, visit: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304259304576373391101828876.html

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