On March 4, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Distinguished Fellow and Board Director Franklin D. Kramer published an op-ed in The National Interest on the role of Congress in deterring Chinese cyber attacks.

In the article, Kramer highlights the serious threats Chinese cyberattacks pose to US economic security and critical infrastructure. It suggests four measures: providing cybersecurity tax credits to support small businesses, academia, and infrastructure; leveraging AI to improve security software; creating a corps of private-sector cybersecurity providers for wartime; and addressing the cybersecurity workforce shortage to enhance national resilience.

China’s determined cyber attacks on the United States call for significant actions to enhance national resilience both now and in the event of conflict.

Franklin D. Kramer
Forward Defense

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