Cyber capabilities report: Lack of talent, innovation ecosystem limiting China

The report noted that China's cyber capabilities were "clearly" inferior to that of the US. PHOTO: ST FILE
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BEIJING - Among the main challenges that Beijing faces in its quest to become a cyber superpower is that of building a national ecosystem which encourages innovation and churns out talent with cyber skills, an expert told The Straits Times on Monday (June 28).

A lack of talent is one of the main reasons why, despite its active cyber espionage activity, Beijing remains a second-tier cyber power, behind top-ranked United States, said International Institute for Strategic Studies' (IISS) senior fellow Greg Austin.

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