[ISN] Can the U.S. Stop Chinese Hackers? Q&A With Cyber Sleuth Austin Berglas

http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/09/24/can-the-u-s-stop-chinese-hackers-qa-with-cyber-sleuth-austin-berglas/ By Josh Chin The Wall Street Journal Sep 24, 2015 Is there anything the U.S. can do to stop Chinese hackers from getting into sensitive computer networks? The short answer, according to former Federal Bureau of Investigation cyber sleuth Austin Berglas, is not really. It’s a question that looms large over Washington D.C. as it prepares to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping for a state visit. Mr. Xi rolls into town just a few months after Chinese hackers were fingered as the main suspects in the worst-ever publicized breach of U.S. government computer systems: the cybertheft of personal information on at least 21 million government employees and contractors from the Office of Personnel Management. As head of the cyber branch in the FBI’s New York office, Mr. Berglas spent years tracking and battling intrusions by state-sponsored hackers into strategic U.S. networks. He recently jumped to the private sector, taking up a position as senior managing director with cyber defense firm K2 Intelligence. With new insight emerging into the Chinese military’s role in hacking, China Real Time’s Josh Chin recently sat down with Mr. Berglas to discuss how Chinese hackers work and whether a recent U.S. threat of sanctions is likely to slow them down. […]




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