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Tag Archives: national security

Huawei and National Availability … um … Security

– Siobhan Gorman wrote a front-page article “China Tech Giant Under Fire – Congressional Probe Says Huawei Poses National-Security Threat to the U.S” on the front page of The Wall Street Journal of October 8, 2012. The next day, she and Juro Osawa wrote an article with the not-unexpected title…

EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) – Yet Another Critical Infrastructure Concern

– I recently attended several conferences at which the issue of hardware malware – or compromised electronic circuitry – was brought up as a significant threat. There has been disquietude for some time with respect to evildoers purposely inserting circuitry into devices, such as point-of-sales…

Hope, Fear and Objectivity in National Security: Obama and Chertoff

– Whether or not Barack Obama was your candidate of choice, his Presidency has ushered in a positive response from around the globe. His supporters call this the politics of hope. And, it is in direct opposition to the outgoing US President Bush who’s political tactics are called the politics…

Security Tidbits of Interest

– Did you know that Al-qaeda uses PGP? Analysts said that as-Sahab is outfitted with some of the best technology available. Editors and producers use ultralight Sony Vaio laptops and top-end video cameras. Files are protected using PGP, or Pretty Good Privacy, a virtually unbreakable form of…