The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has announced it will be holding a military exercise in June, aimed at testing "new types of combat forces including units using digital technology amid efforts to adjust to informationalized war." The exercise is to be held at the Zhurihe training base in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and, according to state news agency Xinhua, it "will be the first time a PLA exercise has focused on combat forces including digitalized units, special operations forces, army aviation and electronic counter forces." Two army corps and eight military academies will also participate.
While vocally and repeatedly tying all kinds of discovered cyber attacks to Chinese hackers, the U.S.
In my daily interaction with Government bodies, Police and other public sector authorities, we are seeing a huge rise in attacks which are state sponsored and targeted at the Critical National Infrastructure.
In an effort to help its private and public sector companies combat the cyber attacks and cyber espionage efforts directed their way, the UK government has launched a new "cyber partnership" that will provide them with practical information about ongoing attacks.
The Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare - the recently released tentative rulebook on what actions should and should not be considered or allowed during cyber conflicts involving states - has raised a lot of interest in security circles.
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