The report indicates that Chinese espionage operations via cyberspace are on the rise, and that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been recruiting members for cyber-warfare militia units.
According to the article, Chinese Cyber-spies steal $40 - $50 billion per year in intellectual property from US organizations.
I have two fundamental questions:
1. Can we trust a company like Northrop Grumman Corp. to create such a report, since they are a part of our Military Industrial Complex, and have launched an advertising campaign describing themselves as "the face of cyber-security"?
2. If the reports are accurate - shouldn't we be building our own cyber-warfare militia units?
I think it is proper to hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst. So...
CyberCede is now accepting applications for participants in its cyber-warfare militia. Please send an e-mail with "cybercede cyber-warfare militia" in the subject line to "metajunkie at gmail.com" to express interest.