U.S. commitment to defend Japan in the face of cyber attacks and rise of offensive cyber maneuvers is signalling a commitment to international response and a broad sea change in foreign policy.
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.
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.
Much of the new cybersecurity strategy addresses critical infrastructure companies, which were already in the administration's crosshairs, but software creators are also facing the prospect of a much greater degree of liability than in the past.
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.
Britain disagrees with the United States on the Huawei security risk on UK 5G network indicating that the risks involved in the use of the Chinese-manufacturer’s equipment was “manageable.”
The CFIUS has broad authority to suspend, modify, or prohibit a transaction from closing in order to address national security concerns. CFIUS filings have risen in the wake of FIRRMA which widened the scope of CFIUS compliance to include certain minority investments, specifically in the field of emerging and critical technologies.
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.
FBI's testimony suggests that the Chinese cyber threat to national security is becoming much more sophisticated in the realm of cyber espionage including abuse of the “Thousand Talents” program.
The Chinese embassy in France indicated that discriminating against Huawei by selecting 5G network equipment based on the country of origin was blatant discrimination and industrial protectionism and hinted of possible retaliation.