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.
The report noted that China's cyber capabilities were "clearly" inferior to that of the US.PHOTO: ST FILE

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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