House Report On Huawei, ZTE Will Pose Security Questions For CIOs – Wall Street Journal

Posted on 09 October 2012

The article suggests that a manufacturer of a cellular device is collaborating for purposes of espionage.  Whether the threat is true or not, it points out the very real requirements to take security and use of data and devices very seriously in our organizations and plan for it appropriately.  The Identity and Access Management market is on the upswing with 80-85% of it being driven by the cost of security compliance and the risk of data misuse.  This topic exposes the  knowing of who, where, why, etc. is accessing data you own and for what purpose as the perimeter has widened over night and is extremely fluid.  Ensuring you have secured your data then enables you to leverage that data with analytics in powerful ways to drive competitive advantage into your organization.


CIOs are likely to have to answer questions from their CEOs in the aftermath of comments made by the chairman of the House intelligence committee Sunday on the CBS program 60 Minutes. Congressman Mike Rogers (R., Mich) said, “If I were an American company today, and you were looking at Huawei, I would look at another vendor if you care about your intellectual property, if you care about your consumers privacy.”   Read More Here. . . 

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