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Richard A. Clarke: Every Major US Company has been Hacked by China March 31, 2012

Posted by Chris Mark in Industry News, InfoSec & Privacy, Risk & Risk Management, terrorism.
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According to an article and interview on FastCompany, Counter terrorism expert, and best selling author, Richard Clarke has gone on the record claiming that “…every major company in the United States has already been penetrated by China.”  Mr. Clarke served under three presidents and currently runs a cybersecurity organization called Good Harbor.  He is the author of CyberWarfare and several other books.   You can read his interview in Smithsonianmag.com.  One of his more compelling statements is:

“My greatest fear is that, rather than having a cyber-Pearl Harbor event, we will instead have this death of a thousand cuts. Where we lose our competitiveness by having all of our research and development stolen by the Chinese. And we never really see the single event that makes us do something about it. That it’s always just below our pain threshold. That company after company in the United States spends millions, hundreds of millions, in some cases billions of dollars on R&D and that information goes free to China….After a while you can’t compete.”

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Richard-Clarke-on-Who-Was-Behind-the-Stuxnet-Attack.html#ixzz1qjAaYwwz

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