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Bounty platforms use white hat hackers to protect China from cyber attacks

More than 800 Chinese “white hat” hackers gathered in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong province, on Thursday, to attend the China White Hat Conference held by 360 Business Security Group’s Butian Vulnerability Response Platform (Butian). Unlike movie-fueled myths, most of them looked like ordinary young people in their early 20s rather than cynical, mysterious computer “nerds”. […]

China Cyber Sovereignty and Cross-Border Digital Trade

As the U.S. reexamines its trade policy, commentators following U.S.-China affairs have noted an important area that has not received as much attention as the bilateral trade in goods but may one day rival it:  the digital economy.  Although U.S. exports of information and communication technology-related services to China totaled $12.8 billion in 2015, e-commerce […]

Hong Kong faces second-highest risk of cybersecurity breaches in Asia, report finds

Hong Kong faces the second-highest risk of cybersecurity attacks in Asia despite having the most number of firms that increased spending on IT security, according to a new report. Telecommunications company Telstra’s Cybersecurity Report 2017 found that 14.7 per cent of Hong Kong firms have been hit with cyber attacks in the last year. Hong […]

Microsoft delivers secure China-only cut of Windows 10

Microsoft’s supremo for China has told state-owned China Daily that Redmond’s ready roll out version of Windows 10 with extra security features demanded by China’s government. “We have already developed the first version of the Windows 10 government secure system. It has been tested by three large enterprise customers,” Alain Crozier, CEO of Microsoft Greater […]