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Market forces alone cannot improve tech security

Monday, December 21, 2020

Significance

Such issues are either not considered at all, or security features are awkwardly bolted onto a finished project rather than integrated at the design stage. Chinese manufacturers are particularly notorious for producing insecure technology, due to a combination of cost-cutting and lack of regulatory scrutiny.

Impacts

  • Adoption of Chinese technology standards at the ITU will allow critical security issues to go unaddressed.
  • Security-by-design standards are emerging in Western countries, but most are voluntary.
  • Stricter regulation will emerge, but it lags far behind use.
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