China is becoming the first society to connect all the data from a vast array of digital surveillance technologies, with an aim to seemingly control the population. China’s communist party is developing a “citizen score” to incentivize “good” behavior, harnessing advances in artificial intelligence, data mining, storage, facial recognition and indoor and outdoor video from connected devices and surveillance.
The recently publicized Chinese spy hunt success in netting or killing at least 12 CIA spies may have been the result of the Chinese cracking the CIA’s secure communications methods. The insights the Chinese gained from eavesdropping on CIA electronic (secure) communications in China may have provided the roadmap to eliminate these CIA spies.
How will the cybersecurity landscape change in 2017? Many businesses still feel woefully behind in their response to the pervasive threat of cybercrime. Let’s review how companies in different countries and different industries are rating their own cybersecurity strategies heading into 2017.