There’s no doubt that the potential presence of counterfeit components is an occupational hazard in the grey market and, although many reputable grey market suppliers are doing an excellent job in ensuring their customers receive only genuine components, the incidence of report cases is significantly greater in the grey market.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Earlier this month, it was reported that four intelligence agents representing a foreign power had been expelled from the Netherlands, having been caught outside the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague.
Earlier this month I spoke at a cybersecurity conference in Albany, N.Y. alongside Tony Sager, senior vice president and chief evangelist at the Center for Internet Security and a former bug hunter at the U.S. National Security Agency. We talked at length about many issues, including supply chain security, and I asked Sager whether he’d heard anything about rumors that Supermicro — a high tech firm in San Jose, Calif. — had allegedly inserted hardware backdoors in technology sold to a number of American companies.
Supply chain pressures continued into the fall, as businesses grappled with the ongoing global trade wars and impending tariff-related activity. Price increases are among the greatest concerns in the North American manufacturing sector, where raw material and component prices have been steadily increasing.
In a first, federal agents lured a Chinese government spy to Belgium, where authorities transferred him this week to the United States for prosecution on economic espionage charges, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
Because counterfeit and substandard batteries are increasingly affecting both government and private sectors SAE International announces the newly formed G-21B Counterfeit and Substandard Battery Risk Mitigation Committee under the G-21 Counterfeit Material committee to help the Aerospace and Defense Industries address the risk.
The Pentagon hasn’t made cybersecurity for its multibillion-dollar
weapons systems a major focus until recently despite years of warnings,
according to Congress’ watchdog agency.
Passwords that took seconds to guess, or were never changed from their
factory settings. Cyber vulnerabilities that were known, but never
fixed. Those are two common problems plaguing some of the Department of
Defense's newest weapons systems, according to the Government
TAIPEI/PALO ALTO, U.S. -- The data center industry was on high alert on
Friday over vulnerabilities in a supply chain spanning the Pacific Ocean
after allegations that Chinese spies had placed malicious microchips
in equipment used by about 30 companies and U.S. government agencies.
If Chinese spy chips were found in the hardware of Apple and Amazon (they were according to a report by Bloomberg; the two companies deny their servers were compromised), this should have been expected. There’s a long history of cases like this.