Tackling cyber-security challenges internationally

Intelligence agencies and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office working together to reach out to China on cyber security, is one of the topics discussed at a Chatham House conference.China is the origin of the vast majority of state-sponsored hacking attacks on Western targets, although it also claims to be the biggest victim of cyber crime. Russia and its neighbours are the origin of a great deal of global cyber-crime (although Russian groups also engage in cyber espionage and cyber-attacks).

Many of the Russian state organisations charged with investigating cyber crime are former Cold-War intelligence agencies whose history makes it difficult if not impossible for British intelligence to engage with them.

SOURCE: itv.com