The U.S. and and a group of allies Monday publicly blamed China for a cyberattack earlier this year on Microsoft email servers.
Companies don’t need to share information on outages with the government or others in the industry.
By one estimate, the U.S. needs at least 360,000 more cybersecurity professionals.
The Biden administration plans new cyber rules for agencies and contractors involved in critical infrastructure.
Cybersecurity experts call the hack a supply chain attack. At stake is the digital plumbing of modern life.
“I think it's going to take months, maybe a year to figure out where they went,” says New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger.
Zeynep Tufekci, a technology and society expert at the University of North Carolina, hopes the hacks on Obama, Gates and others act as a wake-up call ahead of the election.
Critics say this isn't so much about security as it is about eliminating prospective competition.