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NSA’s Michael Rogers: Cyber Attackers Can Disrupt US Infrastructure Systems

National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers has told the House Intelligence Committee that countries like China have cyber capabilities that could potentially disrupt U.S. infrastructure systems, Reuters reported Thursday. Patricia Zengerle writes that Rogers pointed in his testimony to cyber attacks that focus on invading and conducting reconnaissance on computer networks. “What concerns us …

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Ernest McDuffie: Chinese Universities Want to Emulate U.S.’ Cyber Defense Curriculum

Ernest McDuffie, head of the U.S. National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, said many Chinese universities are looking to follow a U.S. government-approved cybersecurity training program, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes that China-based colleges plan to emulate the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance program, run by the …

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US Defense Analysts: China Working on New Anti-Satellite Weapon

Some industry analysts said that China appears to be developing a new missile weapon system that could incapacitate navigation and communication satellites, Defense News reported Monday. Wendell Minnick writes U.S. officials believed that China’s third “anti-missile” test last month was part of an anti-satellite development program. “This latest space interceptor …

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Report: State Dept. Calls on China to End Anti-Satellite Missile Development

U.S. officials have urged China to cease development of anti-satellite capabilities after their assessments revealed the Asian country has recently tested an anti-satellite missile, SpaceNews reported Monday. Mike Gruss reports that defense and intelligence officials see such weaponry as threats to U.S. and other nations’ space assets. “We call on China to refrain …

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Feds Disclose Attempted Federal Workforce Data Breach

Hackers based in China broke into the Office of Personnel Management‘s computer networks in March and the government believes they wanted to access data on security clearances, the New York Times reported Wednesday. A Department of Homeland Security official confirmed the infiltration and said that authorities found no loss of “personally identifiable information,” …

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Pentagon Report: China Increased Defense Spending to $120B in 2013

China is investing heavily in military modernization as territorial disputes between the country and its neighbors continue, the Pentagon said in its annual report on the Chinese military, Defense News reported Thursday. Christopher Cavas writes that Pentagon’s 96-page document revealed that China’s annual military spending grew 5.7 percent to $119.5 …

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Jon Huntsman: China Hacking Charges ‘Symbolic’

Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman said the government needs to more carefully consider its response to intellectual property theft, Politico reported Sunday. Nick Gass writes Huntsman called last week’s indictment of five Chinese nationals for cybertheft a largely “symbolic” gesture that will not gain much traction in stopping …

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