“‘I think the 2015 agreement was a major accomplishment, and it followed sustained pressure by the Obama administration on the Chinese government regarding malicious cyberactivity including intellectual property theft,’ says Lisa Monaco, former homeland security advisor to Obama and currently a partner at law firm O’Melveny & Myers. ‘But the resurgence in activity by Chinese cyberactors demonstrates that cyberdeterrence must be strategic, coordinated, and sustained. An agreement is only going to be effective if there is a commitment to holding the other party accountable…'”

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