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
As discussions around 5G networks and cybersecurity vulnerabilities evolve, Huawei has remained a central target of critique. Current concerns surrounding Huawei are borne out of a number of recognized offenses committed by the Chinese 5G leader. Not only does China’s 2017 National Intelligence Law, which requires private organizations and citizens to cooperate with the state’s intelligence efforts, raise a red flag, but Huawei’s past business practices have cause for alarm. In several instances around the world, Huawei has been investigated for fraud and corruption.
Huawei leadership has demonstrated a willingness to engage in sketchy behavior to advance its low-cost technology, … Read More
This week, New America released its list recognizing Latino National Security and Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders.
Global Cyber Policy Watch contributor, Nate Snyder, was spotlighted as one of thirty members of the Latino community leading the country in securing its national security and diplomatic objectives. The need for diverse voices in these policy areas is critical to ensuring that our government situated to best address these challenges.
To see the full announcement, click here.… Read More
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
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
This article, by Sherri Ramsey, originally appeared in The Huffington Post UK on June 4th, 2019.
On the heels of President Trump’s Executive Order that would ban Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei from the United States, the company held a flashy event in London to mark the launch of its newest phone. This came as the President prepares next week to urge Theresa May to eliminate the firm from the development of 5G wireless networks in the UK.
Despite warnings from New Zealand and Australia, and continued calls from U.S. officials to ban Huawei equipment from 5G networks, the … Read More
Speaking on The Hill TV’s Rising on May 20, 2019, former counterintelligence official Nate Snyder stressed the urgency of addressing the security risks associated with emerging 5G technology. While the promise of faster speeds sparks excitement among consumers, it also prompts privacy concerns as well as consideration of how bad actors may exploit these gains. Snyder notes that malicious actors will always search for vulnerabilities within our systems. In this case, the greatest vulnerability stems from the debated presence of Chinese-owned and -operated Huawei components in our 5G infrastructure. In this scenario, US intelligence agencies face a serious risk of … Read More