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U.S. senators warn Trudeau against Huawei involvement in 5G

telecom | 10/12/2018 1:02 pm EDT

Members of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee are prodding the Canadian government to block Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd from Canada’s next generation network infrastructure, warning it might jeopardize ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence cooperation and the relationship between U.S. and Canadian operators. In a letter sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Globe and Mail reported Friday, the senators across party lines say they have “grave concerns” about Huawei’s inclusion in “any aspect” of Canada’s 5G networks. Republican and Democratic Sens. Marco Rubio and Mark...

CSE watching proposed U.S. IoT security bill

telecom | 08/03/2017 4:39 pm EDT

Four United States senators are proposing a bill that would require minimum cybersecurity standards for Internet of Things (IoT) devices bought by federal agencies. The bipartisan Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 was introduced Tuesday by Democrats Mark Warner and Ron Wyden and Republicans Cory Gardner and Steve Daines. It mandates that those IoT devices purchased by the government be free of known security vulnerabilities or defects, be able to accept authentic updates from the vendor and require contractors to repair or patch devices against any future...