At a glance.
- Cyber comes up at US-China talks.
- US Department of Energy issues C2M2 v. 2,0.
Sino-American talks address cyber tensions.
The White House says US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman’s visit to Beijing resulted in a “frank and open discussion” with Foreign Minister Wang Yi on topics encompassing human rights and cyber norms. While the US embraces competition with China and does not desire conflict, the White House added, a number of the CCP’s decisions “undermine the international rules-based order.” Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng rejected this “rules-based order,” according to the Wall Street Journal, as one designed to advantage the US over rivals.
BOL News worries about the deteriorating relations between the two powers, and the spillover effects on other countries. BOL “largely” blames Washington for the “new kind of a cold war,” and attributes the tensions to the political and economic rise of the Indo-Pacific region. Pakistan Senator Mushahid Hussain thinks the US should to learn to “cope” with a “multipolar world.”
US Department of Energy issues C2M2 2.0.
MeriTalk summarizes the Energy Department’s revised Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2). The C2M2 provides voluntary guidance, and was last updated in 2019. The latest revision arrives at the finish line of Energy’s one-hundred day cybersecurity sprint, and covers AI, mobile and cloud technology, info-sharing, supply chain security, and ransomware. The changes were steered by one-hundred-forty-five cyber professionals from seventy-seven energy sector groups.