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The boss of US Cyber Command has opined that China's cyber and surveillance capabilities are not ahead of, or even comparable to, to those of the United States. "There is a scope-scale sophistication that we ascribe to what China is doing today. Are they getting better? Yes," the commander of US Cyber Command, general Paul …

  1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    MRDA*

    The boss of US Cyber Command has opined that China's cyber and surveillance capabilities are not ahead of, or even comparable to, to those of the United States.

    Yes, well, he would say that, wouldn’t he, and especially so whenever one's pay checks depend upon such rosy pronouncements ..... although that opinion/intelligence leak is a strange double edge sword submission/admission to make for it is surely bound to have allies thinking of the effective state, or not as the case may very well be, of their own cyber defences against US Cyber Command type secrets snooping/phishing/stealing.

    * ...... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandy_Rice-Davies

  2. Claptrap314 Silver badge
    Mushroom

    What the actual #***?

    "Remember what 2021 was like for us as a nation. ... It was the point in time – I think at least for myself and for our agency and command – cyber security [became] national security."

    Well, I guess that explains the OBM leaking the ENTIRE database of security applications a few years earlier, ehh?

    Let's see, by my memory, the NSA was created in 1947 with two missions. One of them involved securing our communications. And it took this joker 74 years before being jolted awake about this?

    Get this amateur out of there.

    1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

      Re: What the actual #***?

      Well, to be fair, he's only been in command of the NSA since May 2018, so he's only been "jolted awake" after 5 years, not 74.

      I do notice, however, that he mentioned a meat packing plant (JBS), but no mention of hospitals.

      One would think that hospitals would be a bigger priority for National Security than meat packing plants.

      1. Eric Olson

        Re: What the actual #***?

        <quote>One would think that hospitals would be a bigger priority for National Security than meat packing plants.</quote>

        Hardly. Hospitals are for civilians, and the civilians at the hospital aren't contributing to the war effort

  3. deevee

    I guess the USA thinks with its spy bases all over the planet, and its spy satellites and submarines. and its backdoors in "American sanctioned" communications & mobile phone equipment, and its echelon system spying on everyones phone calls it has the edge on China...

    bwahahahahahahaha...

    if only they had a clue....

  4. t245t Silver badge
    Big Brother

    Self serving cyber waffle ..

    Part of the US's success in keeping systems secure, the commander said, is its engagement with the private sector.

    It's the private sector that are at the root of the current cyber infestation.

  5. sitta_europea Silver badge

    "Remember what 2021 was like for us ... from that year forward, we think differently."

    By that time you'd been in post for three years. What the fuck were you doing?

  6. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge
    Pirate

    In Praise of the Inexorable Rise of the AIMachine.

    Just in case there should be any remaining doubt ....... All of your systems and futures belongs to us .......... https://breakingdefense.com/2023/08/pentagon-launches-task-force-lima-to-study-generative-ai-for-defense/

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Re:Just To Be Perfectly Clear and Not Misleading re Inexorable AIMachine Rise

      The us referenced above, and to which all of your systems and futures belong, is not them in any Departments of Defense and the US ....... no matter how hard they try to make it be so and would love you to believe it without question.

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