Note: This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. ​

Sanctioning Chinese Cybertheft

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Please join the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative on September 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for a discussion on the potential impact of sanctions against China over economic cyber espionage. The event is third in our series focusing on appropriate US government responses to destructive or disruptive cyber attacks by nation-states and other foreign actors.  

The White House is reportedly currently preparing a range of sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals that have engaged in economic espionage and the theft of American trade secrets. If implemented, this newest tool in the US government's deterrent toolbox will complement other recent law enforcement and diplomatic efforts to halt China's detrimental activities.  

Focusing on the implementation and implications of the sanctions regime, the discussion will address the following questions: 

•    Will the sanctions succeed in decreasing commercial cyber espionage?
•    How does the sanctions regime contribute to developing efforts on cyber deterrence, attribution, and broader norms of behavior in cyberspace?
•    How and against whom should the sanctions be deployed?
•    What are the implications for broader US-China relations and the upcoming presidential meeting?