U.S. and China Tackle Hacking

There’s been a lot of news about Chinese espionage and hacking into US institutions. It’s been a huge concern for our security. In July 2013, there will be talks between the two nations to ease tensions, tensions caused by Chinese hackers getting and selling corporate and government secrets, among other cybercrimes.

This summit will be held in Rancho Mirage, CA and will be attended by U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping.?Officials warn us not to get our hopes up. This?isn’t expected to?stop Chinese hacking or espionage, but some regulations?need to be set.?According to one?official, ?”It is a serious issue that cannot simply be swatted away with talking points?. But recently, hackers have stolen information about fighter jets and pipelines. But the Chinese government insists it too is a victim.

I’m glad this summit is happening. China is the fastest growing economy in the world. In fact, I read China bought U.S. food company Smithfield Farms for billions of?dollars. So no one can deny how tight the US/China relationship is. Technology wise, many of our products and smartphones are made there, and many of the consumers are Chinese. Plus, issues that affect both countries will be addressed, like North Korea. But the main thing is finding a way to stop cyber attacks on both nations before they become devastating. Heaven forbid a cyber attack hit our electric grid, oil, or food supply, or other avenues we take for granted for our mere survival. What do you think of this summit and will it help curb the tide of cyber?espionage?

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