U.S., China bicker over 'extravagant expectations' on trade deal

Reuters | May 20, 2019

China accused the United States on Monday of harboring “extravagant expectations” for a trade deal, underlining the gulf between the two sides as U.S. action against China’s technology giant Huawei began hitting the global tech sector. Adding to bilateral tension, the U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, the latest in a series of “freedom of navigation operations” to anger Beijing. Alphabet Inc’s Google has also suspended business with China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services, except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world.

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The September 2011 INSA paper Cyber Intelligence: Setting the Landscape for an Emerging Discipline set a framework to approach the development of intelligence in the cyber domain by assessing the cyber threat dynamic, economic costs of cyber attacks and security, and the current U.S. approach to cyber intelligence. The purpose of this paper is to explore cyber intelligence as a disciplined methodology with understandable frames of reference in the form of operational levels. It seeks to inform both government and private industry, with an appreciation for the fact that not all of the relevant decision makers at various levels will share a common view of the challenges associated with conducting business or operations in cyberspace, nor how to best thwart adversarial activity. This paper begins with a brief discussion of what cyber intelligence is and describes the types of events associated with malicious network activity and the proactive operations necessary to prevent or disrupt them. The major themes of this paper are strategic, operational and tactical levels of intelligence that affect cyber operations and cyber security as well as some of the unique aspects of each of those levels. In subsequent white papers, the INSA Cyber Intelligence Task Force will explore in greater detail how entities are actually performing cyber intelligence at each level and how that performance has impacted their operations and security.

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The September 2011 INSA paper Cyber Intelligence: Setting the Landscape for an Emerging Discipline set a framework to approach the development of intelligence in the cyber domain by assessing the cyber threat dynamic, economic costs of cyber attacks and security, and the current U.S. approach to cyber intelligence. The purpose of this paper is to explore cyber intelligence as a disciplined methodology with understandable frames of reference in the form of operational levels. It seeks to inform both government and private industry, with an appreciation for the fact that not all of the relevant decision makers at various levels will share a common view of the challenges associated with conducting business or operations in cyberspace, nor how to best thwart adversarial activity. This paper begins with a brief discussion of what cyber intelligence is and describes the types of events associated with malicious network activity and the proactive operations necessary to prevent or disrupt them. The major themes of this paper are strategic, operational and tactical levels of intelligence that affect cyber operations and cyber security as well as some of the unique aspects of each of those levels. In subsequent white papers, the INSA Cyber Intelligence Task Force will explore in greater detail how entities are actually performing cyber intelligence at each level and how that performance has impacted their operations and security.

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