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February 25, 2013

Cyber security largely in hands of U.S. firms

  • A new report shows America's cyberwar largely is being run by the $30 billion-a-year computer security industry.
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — When Kevin Mandia, a retired military cybercrime investigator, decided to expose China as a primary threat to U.S. computer networks, he didn't have to consult with American diplomats in Beijing or declassify tactics to safely reveal government secrets.

    He pulled together a 76-page report based on seven years of his company's work and produced the most detailed public account yet of how, he says, the Chinese government has been rummaging through the networks of major U.S. companies.

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