Wired: Chinese Hackers Charged in Decade-Long Crime and Spying Spree

July 21, 2020

O’Melveny Data Security and Privacy group co-chair Lisa Monaco is quoted in this Wired article discussing recent Chinese indictments for cyber interference. In 2015, the United States and China signed a “cybertruce” in a coordinated effort to deter cyber espionage and intellectual property theft, as noted in the article. “I think the 2015 agreement was a major accomplishment, and it followed sustained pressure by the Obama administration on the Chinese government regarding malicious cyberactivity including intellectual property theft,” said Monaco, former homeland security advisor to Obama. “But the resurgence in activity by Chinese cyberactors demonstrates that cyberdeterrence must be strategic, coordinated, and sustained. An agreement is only going to be effective if there is a commitment to holding the other party accountable.”

Read the full article here.