China's cyberwarfare capability by Elisabette M. Marvel (editor)

By Elisabette M. Marvel (editor)

The govt. of the People's Republic of China (PRC) is a decade right into a sweeping army modernization application that has essentially remodeled its skill to struggle excessive tech wars. The chinese language army, utilizing more and more networked forces in a position to speaking throughout carrier fingers and between all echelons of command, is pushing past its conventional missions all for Taiwan and towards a extra neighborhood security posture. This publication offers a accomplished open resource evaluation of China's potential to behavior computing device community operations (CNO) either in the course of peacetime and classes of clash, and should with a bit of luck function an invaluable connection with policymakers, China experts, and knowledge operations pros.

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Some firms, such as Huawei, are well known in the West and occupy significant market share in both China and abroad, but a host of other smaller firms like Venus Technologies, also provide increasingly sophisticated platforms and technology to the PLA and government security organizations.     Huawei is a well established supplier of specialized telecommunications equipment, training and related technology to the PLA that has, along with others such as Zhongxing, and Datang, received direct funding for R&D on C4ISR systems capabilities.

Long term access to NIPRNET via CNE techniques—and to logistics information supporting the TPFDD for various warplans in particular—also allows the PLA to assemble a detailed current intelligence picture of the intended US force deployment packages for specific contingencies. The PLA ’s basic CNE/CNA strategy against NIPRNET logistics databases is likely a combination of attacks on selected network segments to limit both the flow and possibly corrupt the content of unencrypted data. 47  If PLA operators target a unit or network segment that does not authenticate HTTP traffic (common Internet traffic) through a proxy server before leaving the network, they will be able to operate much more freely on the network.

No unit level training materials existed prior this, according the officers responsible for creating this unit, forcing them to draft a ―Training Plan for Militia Information Technology Elements,‖ with input from Guangzhou military region headquarters units and an unspecified ―electronic countermeasures regiment,‖ a likely reference to a GSD 4th Department subordinate unit. This lack of training materials suggests that it may have been one of the earliest such units, possibly a proof of concept that the AMS was vetting.

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