A good study for the decision makers not only to understand future China – US relation. More importantly to analyse our functioning as we are confronted with an environment of technology speed of Media and cyber activities demanding change in our working style. The security apparatus will fail if it does not respond to these challenges. Acquiring information ,making quick assessments and equiviping decision maker to take timely decision is need of the time. The salients of brooking study are as under:
In the web of relationships that have built up between the U.S. and China, no issue has emerged of such importance, and generated such friction in so short a time span, as cybersecurity. Concerns over this domain have rapidly moved to the forefront of U.S.-China relations. While both senior policymakers and general publics are struggling to understand the cyber realm’s basic dynamics and implications, the issue of cybersecurity is looming ever larger in U.S.-China relations and is seriously affecting threat perceptions on both sides.
Policy, which often moves at a slower pace than technical innovation, is inevitably at risk of being fundamentally out of synch in dealing with exponential rates of technological change in cyber capabilities. Additionally, at least in policy terms decision-making time is, in effect, compressed in cybersecurity. While proper preparations for an attack may require weeks or months, the actual elapsed time for its successful execution may be counted in nanoseconds. Thus, the normal processes of governments and institutions to decide on responses may simply be irrelevant to the problem. Finally, there is a generational chasm between today’s “digital natives,” the youth who have grown up in a world where computers have always existed, and anyone from older generations, for whom computers are something to which they have had to adjust (so-called “digital immigrants”) are often the most uncomfortable even talking about cyber issues.