May 13, 2009
A leading cyber security specialist said last week that China has developed its own ultra-secure operating system for a strategic edge in its cyber warfare with U.S. computer systems.
[efoods]Kevin G. Coleman, a specialist with the Technolytics Institute and consultant to the office of the Director of National Intelligence, said in congressional testimony that the United States is woefully unprepared to counter cyber attacks on its electronic infrastructures.
Part of the cyber arms race includes China’s creation of Kylin, a new “hardened” operating system. It began converting systems to it in 2007, according to the current edition of East-Asia-Intel.com.
“China’s military strategists view our dependence on space assets and information technology as ‘soft ribs’ and a strategic weakness,” Coleman told the U.S.-China Economic Security Review Commission.