Take Off the Kid Gloves and Stop China’s Cyber Thieves: The Fiscal Times/The Week

Apr 24th, 2013 Cyber Exploitation

For your consideration, two new articles following the “what should we do about China?” template so common after the release of the Mandiant report.

The first article came from Liz Peek of The Fiscal Times.  In her article, Peek explored why it’s so hard for the U.S. to stop Chinese cyberexploitation, arguing that U.S. businesses are “desperate for the growth that China can offer, and terrified they will be punished if they stand up to Beijing’s bullying.”  There was limited discussion on how to stop Chinese cyberexploitation, but Peek did go into an interesting discussion on the anxiety that Chinese leaders face over “slowing growth, mounting pollution, rising labor costs, social unrest and shaky finances.”

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In the same vein, Marc Ambinder wrote for The Week and offered 5 ways to fight back against Chinese cyberattacks:

  1. “[B]uild an electronic wall around the country,” i.e. deep packet inspection.
  2. “It can require, or encourage, major technology companies that serve as Internet gateways for most Americans to boost their own cyber defenses . . . “
  3. “It can secretly share with the big Internet companies the cyber techniques and tactics used by Chinese corporations and the military . . .”
  4. “It can fight back, engaging in tit-for-tat  brinksmanship . . .”
  5. “It can provide significant incentives for individuals and corporations to protect themselves . . .”
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  1. […] Earlier this year, “Zach,” a former blog contributor, posted links to a few great pieces published prior to the Snowden revelations and discussing the difficulty presented by Chinese cyberexploitation.   In one, “Take Off the Kid Gloves and Stop China’s Cyber Thieves,” Liz Peek of The Fiscal Times argued that the U.S. has a difficult time “clamping down” on Chinese cyber theft because while U.S. corporations are the most damaged by China’s cyber activities, such entities are also dependent on the growth opportunities provided by China. […]

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Professor William Snyder

Professor William C. Snyderis a member of the faculty of the Institute for National Security and Counter-terrorism at Syracuse University after fifteen years with the United States Department of Justice.

Ryan D. White

Ryan D. WhiteRyan is currently a third year law student at Syracuse University College of Law, and is also pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Ryan spent time with Homeland Security Investigations while pursuing his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University, and spent his first summer of law school as clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of New York. He is a member of Syracuse Law Review, the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and participates in the Veteran’s Legal Clinic. Full biography

Shelby E. Mann

Ryan D. WhiteShelby is a second year law student at the Syracuse University College of Law. During her final year at the University of Missouri, she served as a full-time news producer for ABC 17 News. Shelby spent her first summer of law school at the Shelby County District Attorney General's Office in Memphis, Tenn., in the Public Corruption and Economic Crimes Unit. She is a member of Syracuse Law Review, the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and the senior editor for the Syrian Accountability Project. Full biography

Christopher w. FolkChristopher W. Folk

is a 2017 graduate of SU College of Law. A non-traditional student, Christopher returned to academia after spending nearly twenty years in the high tech industry. Christopher served in the Marine Corps, graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. In Applied Economics and Business Management, attended Northeastern University’s High-Tech MBA Program and received a M.S. In Computer Information Systems. Christopher previously worked in Software Engineering. Christopher is currently serving his second term as Town Justice for the Town of Waterloo. Christopher externed with a Cybersecurity firm in the Washington, D.C. area between his first and second year at SU College of Law. Full biography

Anna Maria Castillo

is 2016 graduate of Syracuse College of Law. She also holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She has interned at a London-based think-tank that specializes in transnational terrorism and global security and at the legal department of a defense contractor. She served as an executive editor in the Syracuse Law Review. Full biography

Jennifer A. CamilloJennifer A. Camillo

is a 2015 graduate of Syracuse College of Law and is a prosecutor. She has served as a law clerk in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York and the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office and as an extern in the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office. She was a member of the Syracuse National Trial Team and was awarded the Tiffany Cup by the New York Bar Association for her trial advocacy achievements.

Tara J. PistoreseTara J. Pistorese

holds Juris Doctor and Masters of Public Administration degrees from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and its College of Law. She wrote for this blog when a student. She is now a member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Benjamin Zaiser

is both a scholar and a Federal Agent of the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany. (Opinions expressed here are his own and not any part of official duty.) Full biography

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