August 12, 2020
State Dept.’s Strayer: Technical measures insufficient to assess security risks from Chinese tech products
State Department cyber official Robert Strayer says “geopolitical” considerations as well as technical assessments are necessary to understand the security risk from information and communications technology built in China or other countries, while citing progress in bringing allies on board for a ban on products by Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE.
Tech companies’ ability to remotely update or patch both hardware and software on a continuous basis means source-code reviews and other one-time assessments are inadequate, Strayer said. “There also...