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It's worth studying @FBI Director Wray's comments today, and how he views national security & counterintelligence threats. He seems to be an old-school guy who prefers to move slowly and under the radar. Too slowly for most of us, but headed in the right direction.
@FBI Wray on #EconomicEspionage: "We’re seeing what we call a 'blended threat' where cyber crime & espionage merge together in all kinds of new ways. We still confront traditional espionage threats, but economic espionage dominates our counterintelligence program."
@FBI Wray has a lot to say about #China: "No country poses a broader, more severe intelligence collection threat than China. China has pioneered a societal approach to stealing innovation in any way it can, from a wide array of businesses, universities, & organizations."
@FBI Euphemism for US politicians, lobbyists, and lawyers? Wray: "They’re doing it through Chinese intelligence services, through state-owned enterprises, through ostensibly private companies, through students & researchers, & through a variety of actors working on behalf of #China."
@FBI Wray on #China: "Overlaying all these threats is our ever-expending use of technology: next-generation telecommunication networks, like 5G, the rise of AI and machine learning, cryptocurrencies, unmanned aerial systems, & deep fakes."
@FBI FBI Director Wray on #China's strategic threat: "Taken together, these are generational threats that will shape our nation’s future. They’ll shape the world around us. They’ll determine where we stand and what we look like 10 years from now, 20 years from now, 50 years from now."
@FBI Wray on hostile intelligence penetration of academia: "Nation-state actors are also targeting academia, including professors, research scientists, & graduate students. They seek our cutting-edge research, our advanced technology, & our world-class equipment & expertise."
@FBI Troubling that @FBI Director Wray didn't speak about #Russia's subversion and aggressive espionage against us. Maybe we can ask him at a future venue.
I wonder how many Chinese opposition figures here are fake opponents of the regime, sent here to cause dissension and make trouble for those who fought communism all their lives. I’d walk miles to learn the answer. #China
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