A Christmas Present from DHS?
After so much news about potential cyber security threats from the People's Republic of China (PRC), the DHS has finally produced a business advisory report detailing some of the potential security risks associated with working with some Chinese companies. According to the report "risks result from direct actions of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and from PRC laws that coerce PRC firms into providing data and relevant information to the Chinese government. This Advisory provides an overview of PRC laws and initiatives that compel PRC firms and entities to secretly cooperate with PRC security and intelligence services. These laws may be used to compel PRC firms to illicitly provide the PRC government with data, logical access, encryption keys, and other vital technical information, as well as to install “backdoors” or “bugdoors” in equipment which create security flaws easily exploitable by PRC entities."