Another way to counter cyber threats from China is to make it more expensive for the hackers to get the information they want, added Stiennon.
"Right now it's very inexpensive to engage in these cyber-attacks," he said.
"Mandiant's report slowed them down, forced them to retrench, pull their tools out, and reengage," he continued. "They spent a lot of man hours because of that report."
"That reaction was expensive for the attackers," he added.
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