China Sees Its Cyber Security as Inadequate
China needs to bolster the security of its computer systems to guard against cyber attacks, as its relatively thin defenses against intrusion from hackers have left key systems at risk, the state-run China Daily newspaper said Wednesday.Link
The report said the U.S. has placed cyber security high on its national security agenda, while Beijing has been slow in recognizing the importance of the issue.
"In a worse-case scenario, a security breach could result in the breakdown of the energy supply and collapse of the financial system, not to mention a collapse of the national defense capability," the China Daily cited Yu Xiaofeng, a professor at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou who specializes in non-traditional security, as saying.
The report also said China had more than 300 million Internet users and one of the one of the world's largest information infrastructures.