Friday Brief for 19 November 2021

Tech Terms

Watering Hole Attack (wa·ter·ing hole at·tack)a cyberattack targeting a particular organization, in which malware is installed on a website or websites regularly visited by the organization’s members in order to infect computers used within the organization itself.

American AI is Getting PLAed

What’s New: The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is buying a lot of artificial intelligence (AI), according to the Center for Security and Emerging Technology, and U.S. companies and investors are helping.

Why This Matters: “Supported by a burgeoning AI defense industry,” argues a report, “the Chinese military has made extraordinary progress in procuring AI systems for combat and support functions. Within the next five to 10 years, the PLA will likely continue investing in AI to disrupt U.S. military information systems and erode the U.S. advantage in undersea warfare.”

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