Dear Congress, Your Ban on Chinese Collaboration Won’t Help. “All Are Bases Belong To Them”
From Forbes Blog by William Pentland
Dear Congress Critters,
Once again you fail to grasp the realities of the problems that you try poorly to mediate with one off bill codicils. The idea of banning Chinese collaboration would be just fine (if not xenophobic) if it weren’t for the fact that no matter if they are “allowed” to work with us on projects or not, they WILL continue to spy on us AND steal our data. Thus, your lame attempt at banishing them from obtaining our sooper sekret squirrel data is moot.
Here is the real problem dear critters.. Most companies, even those in the defense contracting sector, have piss poor information security practices. How about you actually mandate that they update their security and check on that regularly? OOOH here’s a thought, maybe you even FINE them for lacking security practices as well as you enforce red team events on them on a recurring basis to test them! Inconceivable I know… BUT, if you were to do these things, then they would not get so easily pwn3d on a regular basis and losing terabytes of data to the Chinese!
So, if you are so worried about this, I suggest you consider the above measures. Chairman Meow is already out of the bag where some defense contractors are concerned *cough PW cough* SOME places already have connections to systems within satellite offices in China *cough Chengdu cough* AND they also work on programs for NASA! How about you critters take a look at all of the companies out there that already have connections to Chinese subsidiaries and assure their security?
One wonders just how many of these mega corporations have network connections to other mega corporations who also have trust relationships to offices in China too…
I know, I am blowing your congress critter-y minds… Breathe in the bag.. Breathe… Good…
So, let me break this down into smaller critter bytes for you…
Know your enemy and know yourself, find naught in fear for 100 battles. Know yourself but not your enemy, find level of loss and victory. Know thy enemy but not yourself, wallow in defeat every time.
How are we going to protect our IP and our programs if we don’t have an idea of how protected our own systems are? Banning cooperation between countries will do no good.