COMMENTARY: Chris Cummiskey and Nate Snyder — Cooperation And Standards Setting Is Key To Secure 5G Technology

On September 29, Government Matters hosted former DHS officials and GCPW advisory board members, Chris Cummiskey and Nate Snyder, to talk about the global 5G network and the implications of Huawei’s involvement. 

Former Under Secretary for Management at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cummiskey explained the advantage that China currently has over the U.S. in terms of developing this new technology and marketing its low-cost, proprietary software around the world in an effort to dominate the 5G landscape. He urged private and public sector stakeholders to collaborate to ensure that we safeguard the supply  chain from foreign actors who Read More

COMMENTARY: GCPW Advisory Board Members Warn Against Huawei

On September 24, 2019, Global Cyber Policy Watch hosted a teleconference connecting three former Department of Homeland Security officials – Governor Tom Ridge, Chris Cummiskey, and Nate Snyder – with the press. Federal Computer Week summarized the key takeaways, noting their warnings: “Huawei’s grip on 5G gear poses a threat to telecommunications infrastructure.”

The goal of the event was to inform the media about the challenges associated with 5G and how security and cooperation play a role in the global 5G rollout. The connection between Huawei and the Chinese state, the need for standardization efforts, and the evolving threat landscape … Read More

PERSPECTIVE: Homeland Security Makes the Right Moves to Bolster Our Cybersecurity

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