Chinese and Russian Information Security and Aeronautics R&D Luncheon

Announcing the first Suits and Spooks Adversary R&D luncheon at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner in McLean, VA on Sept 10, 2013 from 11:30am – 1:30pm. A limited number of attendees will enjoy a delicious lunch and receive a briefing on Chinese and Russian R&D priorities in the areas of Information Security and Aerospace.

Focus and Methodology:

In order to fully understand today’s threat landscape, Taia Global created the world’s first database on adversary state R&D called Chimera. Taia’s researchers collected intelligence on fifty State Key Laboratories (SKLs) in China and ten research centers and institutes in the Russian Federation. These laboratories are top-tier R&D centers that receive funding from the private sector and government-sponsored entities, including the People’s Liberation Army and IT firms such as Huawei and ZTE in China, and the Federal Security Service in Russia. SKLs focus their R&D efforts on strategic research priorities as defined by the central government of the PRC. These priorities range from geosciences to molecular chemistry. However, Taia’s researchers focused their initial collection efforts on laboratories researching and developing Information and Telecommunications Systems and aerospace capabilities.
After collection and translation, the team categorized the data into broad research areas (space systems, quantum cryptography, microelectronics, etc.) before then addressing specific projects, such as ground-based satellite telemetry encryption platforms or field-programmable gate arrays. This type of categorization allowed Taia Global to effectively identify Chinese and Russian research on U.S. export controlled technologies and systems as defined by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

Key Findings:

Chinese laboratories are centers of civil-military-corporate integration and nearly 40% of the labs are working on export-controlled technologies. A number of SKLs are working on classified military-specific R&D projects for the People’s Liberation Army. Not only do the SKLs work closely with the Chinese public and private sectors, they actively pursue joint-ventures and partnerships with foreign IT and aerospace companies.
Russian Federation institutes and research centers focus on civil and military developments and 50% of them are working on export-controlled technologies.

To Reserve Your Space

The luncheon and briefing will take place in the Plaza room of the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner at 11:30am until 1:30pm. All attendees will receive a copy of the presentation along with recorded audio. Tickets are $128 and seating is limited to 48 people. Ensure your space by registering today.


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