In November, the National Counterintelligence and Security Center released its 2018 Report on Foreign Economic Espionage in Cyberspace. The report described the threat of cyber-economic espionage against U.S. industries by foreign nation-state actors that exploit vulnerabilities in next-generation technologies such as artificial intelligence, the IoT, and cloud computing. The report identified the energy, biotechnology, and defense technology industries as among the sectors of highest interest to foreign actors. The report also highlighted emerging cyber threats to U.S. industries, including potential infiltration of supply chain operations.

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