Latest report said the U.S. threats to long-term Chinese cyber warfare attacks on the United States
U.S. military has been to develop its own offensive and defensive capabilities of the network
newspaper freelance writer Duke
the next day, prepare for a major U.S. military strike against rivals, but because the computer network suffered a virus attack, which results in paralysis of the entire operation – which is often clamor of American politics, the U.S. suffer from a “network war” against an imaginary picture. With the “China threat theory cyber warfare,” popular in the United States, the U.S. Congress under the “US-China Economic Security Review Commission,” recently released a report, explicitly point to the “enemy” of targeting China.
said Chinese cyber warfare threats to
According to “The Wall Street Journal” reported on October 22, “US-China Economic Security Review Commission,” recently released title as “China’s implementation of network applications and computer network warfare capability,” the assessment report, declared that China is using the continuous development of information technology capabilities, the U.S. launched “long-term, sophisticated computer attacks,” and U.S. intelligence gathering.
the well-known arms dealer by the Northrop Grumman Information Systems Division written report claims that the PLA’s operational focus is on developing cyber warfare capabilities, the goal is “to form the flow of information on the enemy control and maintain control over the battle space. ” “Cyber ??warfare capabilities of the PLA’s growing importance, are contributing to the development of an integrated computer network application technology to help its strategic intelligence gathering, and the potential to win future conflicts to lay the foundation.”
long 88-page report also cited some examples to try to prove the U.S. government, large enterprises in China suffered cyber attacks. Although the codification of those who simply can not provide conclusive evidence to determine these attacks is that the Chinese government or military, but they still claimed that Chinese hackers’ actions “highly disciplined, highly standardized, technologically advanced, long duration of the attack network system is very familiar. ” The report also said that the Chinese military is recruited from the company and the school computer network technology to master the top talent.
information age “strategic warfare”
Although the United States continue to promote Chinese cyber warfare capabilities, but in fact, the U.S. military has been to develop their own networks offensive and defensive capabilities, and as a “strategic warfare” capability. The so-called “war strategy” is important from the U.S. think tank – a concept put forward by the Rand Corporation, that its devastating as a “top level” form of warfare, the success or failure is directly related to the country’s safety. Rand pointed out that industrial-age war is nuclear war strategy, the information age, war strategy is mainly network warfare.
U.S. military believes that with the information age, the popularity of network technology to bring convenience to people at the same time, there are also huge risks. Maintain and promote national economic development, financial systems, electrical systems, energy storage and distribution systems, traffic management systems, have adopted the network management approach, these infrastructure networks once they are damaged, the consequences unimaginable.
From a purely military perspective, the U.S. military transformation forward “network-centric warfare” development is about early warning and reconnaissance, command and control, firepower, and other subsystems connected through the network, a large interconnection system, can be said that the network is fighting the U.S. military’s “double”; but if security is not handled well, the network has become its Achilles’ heel. ”
network warfare is double-edged sword
the importance of network-based security, in June this year, the U.S. Network Warfare Command was established to oversee the United States military network defenses, and network integration for the other countries the ability to attack.
It is understood that the U.S. military in addition to the establishment of the Joint Command, a special “hacker army” carry out the strategic tasks, the military services have also set up their network units, the implementation of tactical battlefield operations. U.S. Army established a Computer Emergency Response unit, whose role is to maintain the base of the Army information systems security, focusing on the tactical level to deal with computer threats, if necessary, launch cyber attacks, the military invasion of another country network for damage, paralysis or even control. Navy is also “Fleet Information Warfare Center” set up a “Navy computer emergency response unit.” Air Force directly in the 8th Air Force was established on the basis of Network Warfare Command.
fighting force to strengthen the operational capacity of the network, the U.S. military and government departments, ongoing network attack and defense drills, the frequency upward momentum. Currently, the U.S. once a year is called “network defense” project of the exercise by the National Security Agency computer expert to act as a “hacker” is responsible for attacks, West Point, Air Force Academy, Naval Academy and Marine Corps School of professionals defense to study the possible vulnerabilities of their networks.
Some analysts pointed out that the United States continue to promote China’s development of cyber warfare capabilities and is in fact enhance their own capacity in this area looking for an excuse. And network warfare, once in full swing, resulting in enormous destructive power, the attack was defeated party may face the danger of the collapse of the national economy. In addition, network warfare and the consequences of use of nuclear weapons also has not controllable, it has a “double-edged sword” effect, most likely on global security, especially in the economic security of immeasurable loss.