Register now to join China Tech Threat’s webinar tomorrow, Tech Threat Disconnect: Federal-State Security Gaps Open Doors to PRC Intrusion. With a breaking AP report that the Chinese government broke into the computer networks of at least six state governments in the United States in the last year, learn more about how the use of Chinese technology by state financial institutions, government agencies, infrastructure and individuals opens the door to attack by the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
According to private cybersecurity firm Mandiant, which revealed the news, the suspected hackers are known for launching attacks for old-fashioned espionage purposes and for financial gain.
When Federal agencies and the U.S. military have rightly taken action to restrict the use of tech makers with ownership ties to the PRC due to the security risks they pose, those same restrictions are not followed at the state level, thus creating a security gap that leaves us vulnerable to intrusion.
“State agencies remain ripe targets for hackers, even as the Biden administration has announced additional steps to safeguard federal government systems from hacking,” the AP reported.