Congress Warned of Chinese IoT Security Threat

Congress Warned of Chinese IoT Security Threat

US lawmakers have been warned of the growing risk to national and corporate security posed by Chinese efforts to dominate 5G infrastructure and the IoT supply chain.

The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission’s 2018 report to Congress claimed that significant state support for these technologies, along with alleged cyber-espionage, IP theft and other measures, have helped China to achieve dominance in the manufacturing of “global network equipment, information technology, and IoT devices.”

However, without the right tools to conduct rigorous supply chain assessments, the US government is left exposed to mounting cyber-related risk.

By Phil Muncaster

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