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State Dept.’s Strayer: Open-source software both a blessing and curse in network virtualization

November 8, 2019 |
Mariam Baksh

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...

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