CapitalWatch recently quoted security expert Nate Snyder of Cambridge Global Advisors, as he analyzed accusations against Huawei and the company’s track record with our nation’s adversaries.
In response to the U.S.’s decision to ban Huawei’s technologies from its 5G market, the Chinese company blamed the U.S. for interfering with its ability to conduct business.
“This is unfortunately a distraction and does not erase the fact that Huawei has helped Iran, Syria, and North Korea establish their networks, aided in the crackdown of the Uygur population, likely aided in the crackdown of protestors in Hong Kong, enables the use of disinformation … Read More
This piece, by Peter Varnish, originally appeared in Homeland Security Today on August 27, 2019.
“We’re not going to do business with Huawei,” President Donald Trump told reporters outside the White House this month. “That doesn’t mean we won’t agree to something if and when we make a trade deal.” But should Chinese telecom giant Huawei be used as a bargaining chip?
China’s cyber espionage capabilities are notorious. Just last week, an investigation by the Wall Street Journal turned up evidence of Huawei intercepting encrypted communications to help African governments spy on political opponents.
All over the world, the Communist … Read More
This article, by Nate Snyder, originally appeared in RealClearPolicy on August 12, 2019
As we’ve seen from the debates so far, the Democratic presidential candidates seem focused on relitigating opponents’ past records and the 2016 election. They’re missing an opportunity to discuss major national security concerns that affect every day Americans. Cybersecurity threats, from election interference by Russia to 5G dominance by China, are top concerns for our national security.
The U.S. faces continued security threats. Given the ongoing trade discussions with China, the Democratic candidates must make plans for how bilateral relationships can improve, while mitigating the security threats … Read More
This article, by Gen. Frank Taylor, originally appeared in The Hill on August 2, 2019
If there’s one thing that was learned from the 2016 presidential election, it’s that protecting our country’s election infrastructure cannot be a passive decision. There’s a need to be proactively assessing our environment to ensure that we are implementing the cybersecurity features that fortify our systems and, ultimately, our democracy. This is where the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) comes into play.
CISA, dubbed “the nation’s risk advisor,” was officially inaugurated in 2018 as a standalone component within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security … Read More
Android Headlines recently quoted security expert Nate Snyder of Cambridge Global Advisors, that interoperability is the key to preventing Huawei dominance in the market.
The only solution to pushing back against Huawei and the PRC plan to vertically integrate and monopolize the 5G market is for the US and allies, such as the Five Eyes, to pursue a strategy that embraces setting standards for diversification and interoperability across the supply chain.
This will thwart Huawei’s current scheme to lock customers into its technology and avoid a future where Huawei becomes a sole global supplier for wireless network technology. Interoperability makes … Read More
Earlier this week, President Trump hosted tech companies at the White House to discuss trade relationships with China, specifically relating to Huawei. However, national security concerns can’t be left behind as the Administration determines the next course of action for trade with China.
“Nate Snyder, a senior adviser at Cambridge Global Advisors and a former Obama-appointed counterintelligence official, told The Hill that the companies faced a tough choice.
Snyder said national security concerns would be hard to ignore.
“I know the companies have profits in mind and they are looking at the short term on this,” Snyder said. “But from … Read More
In a recent interview by Yahoo Finance UK, Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge discusses the implications of Huawei in the UK’s 5G plan. Ridge warns of security concerns for the country itself and highlights how its decision could affect international relations.
“Ridge continued that allowing Huawei into the UK “would alter information sharing, it would be more cumbersome. This change in government will hopefully bring about a change in policy.”
The US, as well as a number of other countries and agencies, have continually pointed out Huawei’s ties to the Chinese government as well as emphasising China’s National … Read More
Nate Snyder, a former counterterrorism official to the Department of Homeland Security and Senior Advisor at Cambridge Global Advisors, appeared on “The Hill TV” to assess the threats that accompany Huawei’s involvement in the emerging 5G rollout. President Trump’s executive order banning Huawei components in the US serves as a domestic “firewall,” however alignment around this policy from the remaining members of the Five Eyes alliance is needed to secure the flow of information among these nations.
National security officials have voiced strong opposition to the use of Huawei components in 5G infrastructure, but lawmakers have given greater attention to … Read More
This article, by Tom Ridge, originally appeared in Real Clear World on June 25, 2019.
U.S. allies are considering the risks for 5G security of using Huawei equipment. Earlier this month the British Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee held a hearing on the matter. It remains clear that the risks posed by Huawei are not limited to the insufficient technical expertise the company possesses, but more importantly it is the threat that Chinese technology companies pose to our national security, and the security of our allied nations.
Given what’s at stake with 5G, the concerns over Huawei as a potential … Read More