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Former DHS cyber leader and a current FCC member suggest path for 5G security beyond simply banning Huawei and ZTE

February 19, 2019 |
Mariam Baksh
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A former top cyber official at DHS and a current Democratic member of the Federal Communications Commission are suggesting a more sophisticated approach to securing next-generation networks -- possibly involving standards-based certification of U.S. telecom providers' equipment -- over the flat-out bans on products from Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE that have gained bipartisan support in Congress.

“Technology is designed and built in dozens of countries by hundreds of suppliers,” the EastWest Institute's Bruce McConnell, the former DHS official,...


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