Threat Tech Disconnect: States Are “Buying the Stuff That’s Going to Create Problems”

Despite federal actions to prevent government agencies from purchasing potentially vulnerable Chinese-made technology, inconsistent state- and local-level policies have created security gaps that put citizens’ personal information at risk.This disconnect was the focus of the latest installment of China Tech Threat’s Quick Cut series on Wednesday, The Tech Threat Disconnect.“It’s time for us to wake up,” said U.S. Representative Claudia Tenney (R-NY22). “This can be a real problem for the security of our residents and our local governments. Yet, states continue to buy products from companies like Lexmark, Hikvision and others, which are Chinese owned interests.”“Who knows what’s embedded in these Lexmark printers and especially in Lenovo computers?” she added, pointing to the prominent brands that have… Read More