fredag 23. februar 2024

China’s Cybersecurity and Statecraft

Chinese leaders consider cyber power a key instrument of national power. President Xi Jinping, for example, has said publicly that his goal is to make China a “cyber superpower” through indigenous innovation. Accordingly, the Chinese Communist Party has in recent years been progressively organizing military, intelligence, and civilian resources to bolster China’s cyber capability.

The result of China’s push for preeminence is a multi-dimensional and highly adept Chinese cyber threat, ranging from laws and regulations that introduce data vulnerabilities for foreign firms operating in China to increasingly sophisticated APT campaigns exploiting third parties for access. The enlistment of advanced Chinese technology and telecommunications companies in cyber operations adds another feature to the threat picture.