publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Chinese cyber espionage: a complementary method to aid PLA modernization

Ellis, Jamie M.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2015
  • Publisher: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited In 2013, Mandiant published a report linking one People’s Liberation Army (PLA) unit to the virtual exploitation of 11 modern U.S. military platforms. In the last two decades, Chinese cyber espionage has cultivated a significant reputation in cyberspace for its high-volume, illicit exploitation of defense technology. At the same time, the PLA has also rapidly modernized its naval, fighter jet, and air defense technologies. This thesis examines trends in Chinese cyber espionage, PLA modernization, and PLA acquisitions methods to determine—from only open-source information—if the categories are related and, if...
free text keywords: China, Chinese, technology, cyber, espionage, military, modernization, Navy, Air Force, defense, PLA
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