The Red Storm in Uncharted Waters: China and International Cyber Security
16 Pages Posted: 6 Nov 2014
Date Written: November 4, 2014
In recent years, cyber attacks emanating from China have also troubled Western companies suffering from significant economic losses due to online intellectual property theft. Because Chinese hackers have posed a serious threat to both the public and private sectors in the United States, the U.S. government has prioritized this issue in dialogues with China. As every society becomes increasingly reliant on digital networks, current and potential vulnerabilities to China’s cyber hostilities deserve more attention from internet law scholarship. This essay will first illustrate the dangers that these China-based threats pose to the world’s governments and enterprises. Then, it will analyze several proposals to resolve or minimize the international cyber-security problem and their feasibility. This essay’s focus will rest on the positions of the United States and China because the two powers likely have the most complicated interests at stake and the greatest influence on the issue overall.
Keywords: cyber security, cyber attack, cyber war, intellectual property, China
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