'It could unravel very quickly' - Beijing's security law is testing Hong Kong's famed resilience (The Global Legal Post) International law firms are likely to stick by Hong Kong despite rule of law concerns - at least for now
EU to Respond to China’s Hong Kong Moves (Wall Street Journal) The European Union and member states will take coordinated action to respond to China’s tightening grip on Hong Kong, including looking at export bans for sensitive technologies, widening visa possibilities for the island’s citizens and reconsidering extradition arrangements.
U.S. Weighs Limited Options to Punish China Over Hong Kong (Wall Street Journal) As U.S. officials consider punishing China over its recent security law in Hong Kong, the city’s status as a global financial center limits the menu of effective levers available to Washington.
Europe divided on Huawei as US pressure to drop company grows (the Guardian) US national security adviser to urge European counterparts to bar Chinese firm from 5G networks
UK will place priority on national security in Huawei decision, minister says (Reuters) Britain will place a "huge priority" on national security when considering Chinese telecoms firm Huawei's role in the country's 5G network, justice minister Robert Buckland said on Monday.
Government could ask mobile carriers not to add any new Huawei equipment to 5G networks from January (Computing) The culture secretary is expected to make a statement on the matter in the House of Commons today
U.K. Makes U-Turn on Huawei After U.S. Pressure (Wall Street Journal) The British government said it would bar telecom companies from purchasing new equipment made by China’s Huawei and gave them until 2027 to remove its technology from their 5G networks, a sharp about-face that marks a significant victory for the U.S.
The Cybersecurity 202: U.K. is set to bar Huawei in a major U.S. victory (Washington Post) The United Kingdom is expected to today announce plans to bar Huawei from its 5G telecom networks, marking a major victory for the Trump administration in its years-long war to rein in the Chinese firm.
Removing Huawei Equipment To Take Five Years (Silicon UK) Executives from Vodafone and BT give MPs a blunt assessment of the time needed and the cost to remove Huawei equipment
Britain Fears Chinese Government Retaliation Over Huawei, 5G Network (Voice of America) Fears are mounting in Britain about possible Chinese government retaliation in the wake of an expected announcement Tuesday blocking Chinese tech giant Huawei from playing any role in the development of Britain’s next generation 5G phone network.
'Cyber-9/11': UK ministers warn of China launching online attack against Britain (WION) Amid the escalating tensions between Beijing and London, UK ministers fear that China is planning a serious cyber-attack targetting Britain, dubbed as "cyber 9/11".
Security heads warn that these state-sponsored attacks, in a worst-case scenario could bring down computer networks, causing phone and power blackouts and choking businesses, government, and hospitals, reports Mail Online.
China to Impose Retaliatory Sanctions on GOP Senators Over Xinjiang Penalties (Wall Street Journal) China’s Foreign Ministry said it planned to impose corresponding sanctions on several senior GOP figures in retaliation for sanctions the Trump administration imposed last week on senior Chinese officials accused of carrying out human-rights abuses in the Xinjiang region.
US declares 'most' of China's maritime claims in South China Sea illegal (CNN) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced a formal rejection of "most" of China's maritime claims in the South China Sea, the latest in the escalation between Washington and Beijing.
Deadline looms for contractors to ditch banned Chinese equipment (FCW) A broad federal prohibition on contractors that use gear from a host of Chinese tech makers goes into effect in mid-August.
Why military agencies must establish cybersecurity readiness now through Comply-to-Connect (C4ISRNET) Katherine Gronberg argues readiness means forces can instantaneously know whether and how malicious cyber activity may have deceived, or even destroyed, systems
To Secure the Election: Tame the Russian Bear in Cyberspace (Council on Foreign Relations) As the U.S. presidential election approaches, U.S. Cyber Command will have to consider tougher measures to impose costs that change Russia's behavior in cyberspace.
Trump taking responsibility for Russia cyber attack could backfire (New Statesman Tech) President Trump has laid claim to a 2018 cyber attack on Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) – framing it as evidence that he’s responded to Russia’s provocations in an interview...
Our cybersecurity isn't just under attack from foreign states. There are holes in the government's approach (The Conversation) Legislation expected to be put to Parliament later this year may very well fall short due to COVID-19's budget impacts. But until we strengthen our cyber defences, we're all at risk.
House Republican introduces legislation to strengthen federal cybersecurity (TheHill) Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.) on Monday introduced three pieces of legislation designed to improve cybersecurity at the national level, particularly within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
DoD gets new top uniformed cyber adviser (C4ISRNET) The Pentagon has named a new senior military adviser for cyber policy to the undersecretary of defense for policy as well as the deputy principal cyber adviser to the defense secretary.
Inside America’s Secretive $2 Billion Research Hub Collecting Fingerprints From Facebook, Hacking Smartwatches And Fighting Covid-19 (Forbes) Mitre Corp runs some of the U.S. government's most hush-hush science and tech labs. The cloak-and-dagger R&D shop might just be the most important organization you've never heard of.
TikTok Banned By More U.S. Organizations (Media Post) The DNC, RNC and financial giant Wells Fargo have instructed personnel to stay off TikTok.
Wells Fargo told employees to delete TikTok from work phones (TheHill) Wells Fargo has ordered a group of employees to delete TikTok from their work phones over concerns about the Chinese-owned app's practices when it comes to privacy and security.
DNC issues fresh warning on TikTok, citing data security risks (CyberScoop) The DNC on Friday reiterated a warning to Democratic campaigns, state parties and committees about the security risks of using the video-sharing app TikTok.