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Albert J. Weatherhead III and Richard W. Weatherhead Professor of Public Management, Emeritus


I’ve been traveling in China lately, and I came across a fascinating article that tells us a lot about Chinese perceptions of cybersecurity issues — and something about the human psyche as well. China has been the focal point of many U.S. cyber fears. We are concerned about our vulnerability to attacks — not only on government databases but also on our electrical grid and financial system — and many articles have highlighted the threat from China. Many Americans also fear that the government’s use of software created in China and other nations creates a risk that programmers could embed code that allows foreign intrusions into U.S. military databases.


Kelman, Steven. "China's Cybersecurity Fears Sound Very Familiar." Federal Computer Week. July 1, 2009.