News

China’s cyber power ‘exaggerated,’ at least decade behind US, new study says

Spread the love

The International Institute for Strategic Studies, a think tank, published a new study on Monday that ranked the U.S. as the world’s only “top tier” cyber power and said China is firmly within the second group– joined by Russia and France, to name a few. 

The Financial Times, citing the study, reported that IISS estimated that China is—at the minimum—10- years from competing with the U.S., largely due to lingering security issues. The report said Beijing has demonstrated a keen ability to perform offensive cyberattack and disinformation campaigns, but the country suffers from loose security.

Greg Austin, a member of the think tank, told the FT that China’s cyber ability can be overstated due to legitimate gains it made in AI and other cyber abilities.

GET THE FOX NEWS APP 

“On every measure, the development of skills for cybersecurity in China is in a worse position than it is in many other countries,” he said. 

News Watch
Author: News Watch

Leave a Reply

Page Reader Press Enter to Read Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Pause or Restart Reading Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Stop Reading Page Content Out Loud Screen Reader Support

Sign In

Register

Reset Password

Please enter your username or email address, you will receive a link to create a new password via email.

New Report

Close

Enable Notifications    OK No thanks