Cyber Security Roundup for June 2019

Keep Patching!June 2019 was another very busy month for security update releases. Microsoft released updates to patch 22 critical rated vulnerabilities, Intel released 11 fixes, and there were also several critical security ...

Cyber Security Roundup for May 2019

May 2019 was the busiest month of the year for critical security vulnerabilities and patch announcements. The standout was a Microsoft critical security update for Windows, rated with a CVSS score of ...

Equifax Downgraded, Huawei Ban, Google is Tracking Your Purchases

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for May 27th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: Investment firm Moody’s downgrades Equifax, Huawei’s US technology ban, and how Google ...
The UK Government Huawei Dilemma and the Brexit Factor

The UK Government Huawei Dilemma and the Brexit Factor

In the last couple of days, Google announced it will be putting restrictions on Huawei’s access to its Android operating system, massively threatening Huawei's smartphone market. Meanwhile, UK based chip designer ARM ...
US Bans Foreign Equipment that Threatens National Security, Implicating Huawei

US Bans Foreign Equipment that Threatens National Security, Implicating Huawei

Have Huawei and affiliates been ostracized from the US for fear of cyberespionage? Casting foreign technology as a serious risk to national security, US President Donald Trump has banned telecom companies in ...
Huawei Fallout: UK Defence Minister Sacked Over Leak

Huawei Fallout: UK Defence Minister Sacked Over Leak

The surprising U.K. government position which we referenced in our prior piece on Huawei being a national security proxy for China wasn’t supposed to have been public knowledge. The information concerning the ...
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Cyber Security Roundup for April 2019

Cyber Security Roundup for April 2019

The UK government controversially gave a green light to Huawei get involved with the building of the UK's 5G networks, although the Chinese tech giant role will be limited to non-sensitive areas ...
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Did Huawei Hide Backdoors in Telco Kit? Or Is This More Bloomberg BS?

Today’s revelation that Huawei put backdoors into telecoms equipment is perfectly shocking. But is the story all that it seems? Yes, it’s Bloomberg again, trying to sound authoritative about security. But—some say—failing ...
Security Boulevard
Is Huawei a National Security Proxy for China?

Is Huawei a National Security Proxy for China?

Much has been made of recent pronouncements in both the U.S. and the U.K. concerning whether the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is a national security threat. On the one hand, we have ...
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Cyber Security Roundup for March 2019

Cyber Security Roundup for March 2019

The potential threat posed by Huawei to the UK national infrastructure continues to be played out. GCHQ called for a ban on Huawei technology within UK critical networks, such as 5G networks, ...
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