What Should America Do About China’s Supposed Hacking?


1361312994741.cachedThere have been many charges of hacking leveled at China over the last few years: from hacking reporters email accounts to sinking acquisition deals to stealing trade secrets to trying to gain access to critical infrastructure control systems.

According to security firm Mandiant, China has now been proven guilty (caught red-handed) on the charge of hacking entities within the United States. How should we respond as a nation? Is this is big deal or simply a nuisance? Here to help you decide is the DailyTekk Think Tank. Be sure to leave us a comment to let us know what you think!

America Should Be Proactive

martyInstead of being mad, the American government should be proactive and put a priority on cyber security and beefing up our defenses. I don’t think the general public realizes how dependent we are on computers and networks in the control and automation of major systems. Our massive electrical grid, communications and financial networks are heavily dependent on complicated network systems. These are all prime targets of sophisticated overseas hackers.

What makes the China situation so egregious is the hacking activity is condoned and even supported by the Chinese government. If China expects to be friendly trading partners with the United States, they need to stop this behavior and the United States needs to start taking cyber security seriously and ...

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