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Supply Chain Uncertainties Complicate Security
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lancop
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lancop,
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1/27/2013 | 7:02:09 PM
re: Supply Chain Uncertainties Complicate Security
I'm surprised that there aren't more reader comments posted here. Considering how much industrial espionnage & other hacking comes out of China, and how much the Chinese government monitors internet traffic within China, it is highly improbable that-the sources of that-industrial espionnage are not known to Chinese authorities. So, we must deduce that they operate with at least the tacit permission of the government, if not with active assistance & encouragement. Given the escalation of attack sophistication, which implies very professional & well-funded teams of specialists at work every day, it is logical for the highest security enterprises to look at their network infrastructure devices with a heightened sense of skepticism since they are the likely next frontier of targeted exploits. This is the essential flaw in "The Information Age" - private knowledge is-power only if it remains a secret, and secrets are impossible to maintain for long-in an internet-connected world. Therefore, real power comes from ownership of the means of production - The Supply Chain itself, since it makes money by making & selling "actual things" regardless of who claims ownership of the intellectual property behind those things. By the time IP ownership claims percolate thru the global trade & legal systems, manufacturers may already be leveraging newly stolen IP into new products using new company names. In this game of cat & mouse, it is "advantage cat" every time...
SgS125
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SgS125,
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1/24/2013 | 7:24:46 PM
re: Supply Chain Uncertainties Complicate Security
No kidding, we really don't think we can just look at the traffic and determine if it is normal?-


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