As the war in Ukraine intensifies and the risk of cyber-attacks from Russia grows, protecting intellectual property is both a national security issue, and also an economic one.
New national security memorandum from the Biden administration looks to provide the active cyber defenses of the US with a boost. The move brings crucial federal systems in line with the tougher cyber standards applied to civilian systems.
China has announced new requirements for companies that might pose a "national security" threat, chiefly those that have large stockpiles of personal data that might wind up being transferred overseas.
Last week's White House cybersecurity summit was the Biden administration's first formal public-private meeting on the subject of national security, drawing together executives from some of the biggest names in key industries.
Recent cyber attacks that have done damage to critical infrastructure could be a pretext for a "real shooting war," according to Joe Biden, as the president addressed the growing threats to national security in the cyber sphere.
The US Senate is now evaluating ad exchanges as a potential threat to national security. The concern stems from digital ad auctions conducted in foreign countries.
As tensions heighten again in the disputed border territories of the Himalayas, India has banned 118 Chinese apps in the name of national security; Tencent games, Baidu and Alipay are among them.
The Trump administration set the internet ablaze when it issued an executive order that sets a firm date for a TikTok ban. That Tencent-owned WeChat would also be included was something of a surprise.
Indian government has cited national security as the reason for banning 59 Chinese apps, including popular apps such as TikTok, UC Browser and Clash of Kings.
COVID-19 contact tracing apps are possible cyber threats to national security as they can be used to steal patient data and spread destructive malware in healthcare systems.