The Growing Threat Of Cyber-Espionage

The Growing Threat Of Cyber-Espionage

A new intelligence report warns the U.S. is the target of massive cyber-espionage, mostly from China. What the U.S. is doing to address economic and national security threats posed by cyber attacks.

Until very recently, cyber espionage was only a concern of intelligence agencies and the military. But a new report warns U.S. infrastructure and businesses are broadly under attack in cyberspace. Experts say the biggest offender is China, whose cyber spies threaten competitiveness and national security. Recent targets include Google, Lockheed Martin and The New York Times. While Congress weighs legislative options, President Barack Obama plans to issue an executive order on cyber security tomorrow. But critics say new laws raise privacy concerns. Diane and guests discuss what to do about the growing threat of cyber-espionage.


Ellen Nakashima

national security reporter, The Washington Post

Michael Leiter

senior counselor at Palantir Technologies and former director of the National Counterterrorism Center

Mischel Kwon

president of Mischel Kwon Associates, a security consulting firm, and former director of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)

Richard Bejtlich

chief security officer, Mandiant

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