Security pundits are burning the phosphor to bring you their latest thoughts on the Google/China hack. The discussions often end up circling around the phrase Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and debating the level of sophistication of the attackers and whether the attacks were espionage or something else. All of these are interesting questions and the discussions are definitely worth reading.
The major point that I see in all of it is this: Today's adversaries are well-funded, smart, and very determined. As you read about the Google/China event and consider how it might impact you, think about how well your organization could defend itself against a skilled group of adversaries who are willing to spend a million dollars over a year or two to breach your security. That's the reality of today's adversary.
Hmmmm. That would make a fine magazine: Today's Adversary. I'd subscribe.