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Silicon Valley startup takes on Chinese hackers

Market for intelligence to thwart attacks before they happen set to reach US$1b next year, up from US$255m in 2013

Workers at Cate Machine and Welding in Belleville, Wisconsin. An old computer in the welding shop is giving digital security firm Area 1 a window into the operations of Chinese hackers.

Belleville, Wisconsin

DRIVE past the dairy farms, cornfields and horse pastures here and you eventually arrive at Cate Machine & Welding, a small-town business run by Gene and Lori Cate and their sons. For 46 years, the Cates have welded many things - fertiliser tanks, jet-fighter...

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