What I Learned This Week

China is racing ahead to lead the world in the deployment of AI for cybersecurity. Huge new winners and losers will follow.

Pushed by the revelations of the NSA/Snowden scandal, China decided to take control over its technology destiny. China is already ahead of the U.S. on cyber defense—able to detect attacks faster and plug vulnerabilities more quickly. Presently, there is an average 20-day gap between when China’s cybersecurity database publishes information on newly-discovered bugs versus the U.S. equivalent, calculates consultant Recorded Future. Details of the critical software flaw responsible for the Equifax hack that compromised sensitive information on 145 million Americans was published on China’s National Vulnerability Database within a day. In contrast, it did not appear on the U.S. database for…

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