Chinese Cyber Warfare Threat to be Analysed at Cyber Warfare Europe as Rhetoric Heats up Between US and China
LONDON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –
As China-based organisations are increasingly accused of launching cyber
warfare attacks, LtCol USMCR (RET) Bill Hagestad from the US Marine Corps,
will be discussing the intent and scale of the threat from China at Cyber
Warfare Europe 2011.
Recently reported network attacks on Lockheed Martin and attempted
hacking of the Google email database for senior US military personnel and
Chinese human rights activists have been linked to China, raising tensions
between the US and China as both countries begin to accelerate their cyber
As part of the Pentagon’s formal cyber strategy, it announced in plain
terms that cyber attacks do indeed constitute an act of warfare.
In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, a US military
official stated that cyber attacks could be met with a kinetic response. He
was allegedly quoted as saying, “If you shut down our power grid, maybe we
will put a missile down one of your smokestacks”.
An article in the Chinese-language Liberation Army Daily, which was also
published on China’s Ministry of Defence website, stated that, “the U.S.
military is hastening to seize the commanding military heights on the
Internet, and another Internet war is being pushed to a stormy peak.”
Even though it is unlikely that all-out cyber warfare will break out,
the heightened tensions between the US and China increasingly dominate the
cyber battlespace. At Europe’s pre-eminent Cyber Warfare event, LtCol USMCR
(RET) Hagestad will look at the China cyber warfare threat within the
context of China’s history and explore the intent behind China’s cyber
warfare capabilities. His session will include the:
- Definition of the Chinese cyber threat - Organization of China's PLA Cyber Command, key personalities - The 8 Pillars of the PLA's Cyber Warfare Strategy - mapping East to West - Specific case studies of cyber attacks by the PLA - Interests and Intent of the PLA Cyber Command
The timely post-conference seminar has already generated major interest
from senior military professionals and is fast-becoming one of the major
highlights of Europe’s premier Cyber Warfare event. If you would like to
attend LtCol USMCR (RET) Hagestad’s post-conference workshop or learn more
about Cyber Warfare Europe, visit http://www.cyberwarfare-europe.com.