June 1, 2020
State Dept.’s Strayer: Open-source software both a blessing and curse in network virtualization
The State Department’s leading cybersecurity official is flagging risks associated with open-source software amid a bipartisan push to virtualize network functionality toward reducing U.S. reliance on Chinese hardware.
“Open-source software has the benefit of a lot of people seeing it, but it also has the detriment of a lot of people seeing it,” said Robert Strayer, the State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for cyber and international communications and information policy. “In other words, if there are built-in vulnerabilities, those can...