New Mexico’s Legislators Should Follow Other States Prohibiting Purchases of Dangerous China Tech

In May, Microsoft warned that critical cyber infrastructure in government and communications organizations had been compromised by Chinese state-sponsored hackers. Not all cybersecurity threats come from hackers, though. China Tech Threat’s (CTT) research shows New Mexico spent over a million dollars on restricted Chinese technology in recent years, putting its data and digital infrastructure at risk of infiltration by the People’s Republic of China.  CTT’s recent research shows that between 2018 and 2022, New Mexico spent $1,043,136 on restricted Chinese technology from Lenovo. Agencies tasked with safeguarding sensitive information that have purchased these products include the Administrative Hearings Office, Administrative Office of the Courts, as well as several District Attorneys’ offices.  The sensitive and confidential judicial and administrative information they… Read More