The State-Federal Tech Threat Disconnect

What’s at Stake?

Federal agencies and the U.S. military have rightly taken action to restrict the use of tech makers with ownership ties to the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) due to the security risks they pose. States don’t necessarily have the right resources and information to take action, thus creating a security gap that leaves us vulnerable to intrusion.


Joseph Steinberg, Cybersecurity Expert & Author, Cybersecurity for Dummies – “If we know that six states were breached by Chinese spies, what it means is we know that 44 states probably have Chinese spies operating on their networks that we don’t know about…”

Representative Claudia Tenney (NY-22) – “Who knows what’s embedded in these Lexmark and printers especially in the Lenovo computers. We don’t know… We know the Chinese are doing this. They are malevolent… they’re our biggest adversary in the world.”

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