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Mixing Desk JUN2021

PGM: Hacking for Cash: Francis Gurry, Nigel Corey, and Elizabeth Chien-Hale

‘Hacking for Cash’ is a new ASPI podcast series exploring state sponsored campaigns of cyber espionage for commercial gain. Throughout the series we talk to experts who were close to the negotiations that led to a 2015 agreement between the United States and China to refrain from supporting and engaging in ‘hacking for cash’, as well as a G20 leaders’ commitment to stamp out cyber-enabled intellectual property (IP) theft.

The series features conversations with cybersecurity experts on state-sponsored hackers and how they operate, and with industry leaders about risk and resilience. We also talk with IP experts about how the US and China protect trade secrets, and with national cybersecurity and counter-intelligence agencies about how companies and universities can protect their crown jewels.

In this third episode of the series, Teesta Prakash, Analyst at ASPI, speaks to Dr Francis Gurry, former Director General at the World Intellectual Property Organisation. They discuss the role WIPO plays in IP protection, the historical context of IP theft, and how the digital transformation has changed the way IP is protected.

Teesta also speaks to Nigel Cory and Elizabeth Chien-Hale, and they unpack both US and Chinese perspectives on IP protection, theft, and prosecution.

Music: "Lounge It" by Maarten Schellekens, licensed with permission from the Independent Music Licensing Collective -