Based on cybersecurity concerns, the United States, Australia and New Zealand have staked out policy positions that prevent or strongly discourage the acquisition of Huawei 5G technology for use in the national communications infrastructure of these nations. Other U.S. allies have announced or are considering policy positions that do not go so far and would indeed allow such acquisition at least to some extent.
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According to a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Secret Service agents at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida arrested a woman who allegedly attempted to enter the resort carrying two Chinese passports along with four cell phones, a laptop, an external hard drive and a thumb drive containing malware. The woman, identified as Yujing Zhang, was charged with making false statements and trespassing.
The global regulation of cybersecurity is one of the most contentious topics on the international legal plane.
Across the globe, the rapid pace of technology development has made it difficult to govern emerging tech effectively. Policymakers struggle with several primary issues, including knowledge of the subject matter, the potential impact on the pace of innovation, and the rapid rate of adoption.
The new U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) vision and the Department of Defense Cyber Strategy embody a fundamental reorientation in strategic thinking.
Those hoping for some peace and quiet after the conclusion of the contentious 2018 midterm elections have been sorely disappointed. As absentee ballots continued to trickle in across Georgia and Arizona, and as Florida braces for a recount of both its senatorial and gubernatorial races, several politicians—including most notably President Trump, Florida’s current governor and Republican Senate nominee Rick Scott, Sen. Marco Rubio, and others—were busy alleging voter fraud and casting doubt on the integrity of the vote count itself.
It has now been two weeks without confirmation of Bloomberg’s reporting concerning a supply chain attack targeting SuperMicro motherboards from any news outlet.
This article proposes the creation of an international organization modeled after the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to provide assistance and relief to vulnerable citizens and enterprises affected by serious cyberattacks. Companies that have signed onto the Tech Accord principles would form the core of the organization, thereby filling an important gap in an increasingly volatile geopolitical environment.
According to Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley in Bloomberg Businessweek, China has recently engaged in bulk supply-chain sabotage, corrupting thousands of servers on computers that end up in the server rooms of major U.S. companies such as Amazon or Apple, government systems and other locations around the planet.
In February 2018, the German government’s network was attacked. Germany did not specify what kind of information was accessed by the foreign hackers, but it is publicly known that the hackers successfully attacked the IT system of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.