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Chinese Telecom Companies in Hot Water

Chinese cyber espionage and cyber-attack capabilities will continue to support China’s national security and economic priorities,” says Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence “Americans should not buy Huawei or ZTE products.” In March 2017 the Chinese Telecom company, ZTE, plead guilty to shipping US technology to Iran and North Korea, and reached a settlement … Continue Reading

The Report to the President for “Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats”

Back in January, a draft report from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was released to President Trump in order to address his May 11, 2017 Executive Order, which called for strengthening “Cybersecurity of federal Networks and Critical infrastructure”. The Departments approached this issue by “hosting a workshop, publishing … Continue Reading

Virtual Private Network (VPN) Providers: How Private Are They?

By Executive Order, the Trump Administration recently reversed an Obama Administration order aimed at protecting consumer’s personal information from use by their Internet Service Provider (ISP). ISPrior to the Trump’s EO, ISPs were required to get customer’s consent before using or selling their browsing habits, online shopping habits, financial information, etc. The reversal of Obama’s … Continue Reading

President Obama establishes commission on enhancing national cybersecurity

Yesterday, President Obama, by Executive Order, established the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity within the Department of Commerce. The commission will be comprised of up to 12 members including “those with knowledge about or experience in cybersecurity, the digital economy, national security and law enforcement, corporate governance, risk management, information technology (IT), privacy, identity management, … Continue Reading
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