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.
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.
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
This piece, by Nate Snyder, originally appeared in The Hill on May 17, 2019.
The dawning of 5G network capabilities will revolutionize telecommunications and online networks. Data transport speeds will increase to 10 times faster than what they are with 4G. As countries across the globe discover and develop new 5G innovations, so too will terrorist organizations, non-state actors, and lone offenders. If there is a new breakthrough with the public at-large, it will also be leveraged by bad-actors; they will develop and discover their own insidious innovations and exploitations.
While working on counterterrorism efforts at the Department of Homeland … Read More
This piece, by Gen. Francis X. Taylor, originally appeared on Homeland Security Today on April 2, 2019.
Nearly 18 years ago, we were blindsided when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. We now know that if there had been better information sharing between U.S. law enforcement and intelligence organizations that we may have been able to foil the plot. In the years since that devastating attack, the U.S. national security establishment has revamped its approach to information sharing for the purpose of counterterrorism. That new approach involves the systematic sharing of threat … Read More
This piece, by Gen. Francis X. Taylor, originally appeared on Homeland Security Today on March 20, 2019.
5G wireless technology is poised to become a critical piece of infrastructure at home and abroad, and the efforts well underway by U.S. wireless carriers to develop and deploy 5G are not only a matter of economic security, but also of national security. Not only will 5G mean lightning-fast data speeds upward of 20Gbps that will usher in a host of innovations, but the fifth generation of connectivity will allow for more secure and better connections among Internet of Things, enterprise networking and … Read More