The united states will lose its status as a global superpower if it doesn’t protect five crucial technologies that rival nations are trying to steal that’s the warning from u.s intelligence officials . Those sectors include artificial intelligence, the bioeconomy autonomous systems, quantum computing and semiconductors and a former top u.s counterintelligence official says the alarming signs of this potential threat are everywhere.
” 2010-2011 uh china was probably not in the top 10 globally in quantum they’re now tied with us and some would argue they’re ahead of us i i would say they’re not but they’re close enough so in a decade they went from not being a player to being tied”Bill EVANINA(fmr.dir. NationalCounterintelligence&Securitycenter)
Now officials said the biggest threat comes from china but Russia is also of concern officials say they’re worried that foreign theft of American technologies could not only rob the united states of economic leadership in these key sectors but could threaten The U.S ability to even remain active in those industries at all .
so we look at the new chinese cormac plane mechanisms their ultimate goal which we’ve seen in collection and open source reporting is be to eliminate boeing and airbus not compete with them to eliminate them in 10 yearsBill EVANINA(fmr.dir. NationalCounterintelligence&Securitycenter)
In each area, officials said adversary nations have used a blend of legal and illegal methods ranging from hiring talent and mergers and acquisitions to old-fashioned hacking and spycraft to steal and replicate American technology but government officials say companies can take several steps to mitigate their counterintelligence risks those include identifying your organization’s crown jewels setting security standards for your suppliers your partners and investors and implementing an insider threat program and they said American businesses need to just understand that Chinese companies are required by law to share data with the government’s state security services so anything you share with a Chinese company they say you’re also sharing that information with the Chinese government.