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To: elmatador who wrote (46699)2/8/2019 10:01:43 PM
From: Frank A. Coluccio
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To: Frank A. Coluccio who wrote (46701)2/8/2019 10:10:46 PM
From: elmatador
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You were prophetic Frank!

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From: elmatador2/9/2019 4:26:03 AM
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The U.S. team for MWC2019 plans to advocate for providers of next-generation mobile gear, such as Cisco Systems Inc., Ericsson AB and Nokia Oyj,

The US team consists of State Department staff, FCC Ajit Pai, Undersecretary of State for Economic Affairs Manisha Singh and Brian Bulatao, a former CIA executive nominated as Under Secretary of State for Management by President Donald Trump.

It's Huawei Versus the U.S. Government at World’s Biggest Wireless Even

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To: engineer who wrote (46689)2/9/2019 6:59:23 AM
From: elmatador
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The “Three stages” of Huawei: Denial, Barganing, Anger.


  • Claimed did not need the US to succeed
  • At this stage Huawei still thinks it can reverse the overall negative situation
  • Vehemently denies wrong doing Lobbying goes on overdrive Implements global PR machine.
  • Seek to divide Europe from the US to at least sell to the Europeans

  • Huawei offers to set up labs to verify the integrity of their HW and SW
  • Use the tactic: “Bad with Huawei worse without it”. Huawei tells that 5G:
  • Huawei is in a more advanced stage vis vis the competition
  • Would be costlier without it
  • Takes longer to implement
  • Offer very advantageous deals to get a 5G trials footprint

  • Huawei goes for tit for tat
  • Will close Chinese market for the foreign vendors
  • Strong arm tactics applied to weaker countries: S.E. Asia and Africa
  • Mobile operators debtors to Huawei will be forced to pay out

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To: Frank A. Coluccio who wrote (41748)2/9/2019 8:49:53 AM
From: Peter Ecclesine
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We met with the European Commission last week, and they are planning for fiber to the curb, fiber everywhere, not microwave for access/backhaul (not 5G)

It is clear smartphones have Wi-Fi, and the Wi-Fi Gigabytes are cheaper than "Unlimited Cellular"

>> unlicensed applications, which are currently being used as a crutch by supporting offload for the former, at some point become the dominant approach used?<<

Residential use is not a crutch, indoor use is primary. Most valuable Wi-Fi use is indoors.

And Surveillance Capitalism roles along


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To: elmatador who wrote (46700)2/9/2019 8:56:54 AM
From: Peter Ecclesine
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Turkish Subsidiary Hid Iranian Activity from U.S. Parent, Treasury Says

Kollmorgen Corp. extensive compliance efforts weren’t enough to stop the Iran business, according to the Treasury

One unique part of the penalty was the sanctions imposed by the government on an executive for allegedly carrying out Elsim’s conduct, marking the first time the department targeted an individual as a sanctions evader while resolving an enforcement case.

Turkish national Evren Kayakiran, who was the managing director of Elsim, was targeted under an executive order giving the Treasury the power to target foreigners who engage in economic activity that are intended to evade sanctions on Iran and Syria.

Sanctions evaders are placed a separate blacklist maintained by the Treasury, though it also involves penalties: Certain transactions involving Mr. Kayakiran are prohibited, and U.S. banks must reject payments in which he is involved.

Sigal Mandelker, undersecretary of Treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence, said the action concerning Mr. Kayakiran and Kollmorgen signals a change in how the U.S. will counter acts of sanctions evasion.

“This action is a clear warning that anyone in supervisory or managerial positions who directs staff to provide services, falsify records, commit fraud or obstruct an investigation into sanctions violations exposes themselves to serious personal risk,” she said.

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To: Peter Ecclesine who wrote (46706)2/9/2019 12:12:59 PM
From: elmatador
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Note Brian Bulatao coming to Mobile World Congress.

He brings business school lessons from the world of espionage. I believe Bulatao will drive the message to the CEOs at MWC making an offer they can't refuse.
No CEO want to hear that using a certain kind of equipment would make hard for him and his customers to get cyber insurance.

Keep in mind that "Cyberattacks may force companies to finally assess cyber risks." (edited)

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To: elmatador who wrote (46707)2/9/2019 12:26:40 PM
From: Peter Ecclesine
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In the Gold War between the US and China, Huawei is the new Sputnik

5G wireless communications is the next great global competition over technology, economics, and values

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To: Peter Ecclesine who wrote (46708)2/10/2019 1:28:00 AM
From: elmatador
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DARPA explores new computer architectures to fix security between systems

A completely new government-developed computer architecture could ultimately lead to widespread, commercial-oriented data-security fixes as information moves between systems.

Solutions are needed to replace the archaic air-gapping of computers used to isolate and protect sensitive defense information, the U.S. Government has decided.

Air-gapping is the common practice of physically isolating data-storing computers from other systems, computers and networks so they theoretically can’t be compromised because there is nothing connecting the machines.

However, many say air-gapping is no longer practical, as the cloud and internet take a hold of massive swaths of data and communications.

“Keeping a system completely disconnected from all means of information transfer is an unrealistic security tactic,” says Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on its website, announcing an initiative to develop completely new hardware and software that will allow defense communications to take place securely among myriad existing systems, networks and security protocols.

The Guaranteed Architecture for Physical Security (GAPS) program it is introducing will be split into three formal areas: hardware, software, and validation against Department of Defense (DoD) systems. A fourth realm is also promised, and that’s the commercialization of the elements:

“Commercializing the resulting technologies is also an objective,” the publicly funded DARPA federal agency says. The GAPS program should “create safer commercial systems that could be used for preserving proprietary information and protecting consumer privacy.”

The GAPS program should “create safer commercial systems that could be used for preserving proprietary information and protecting consumer privacy.”Commercializing something like a defense security architecture — the objective being to secure data as it moves between disparate systems — could ultimately help commerce in a similar way to how the government has assisted the internet by allowing a military-owned, watered-down GPS to be used by all. Getting funding also becomes easier.

[ Prepare to become a Certified Information Security Systems Professional with this comprehensive online course from PluralSight. Now offering a 10-day free trial! ]“Modern computing systems must be able to communicate with other systems,” DARPA says of its plans. That includes “those with different security requirements.” It’s saying cloud systems and the internet are here, aren't going away, and need to be dealt with, in other words.

The problem with air-gappingAir-gapping does work. The problem with it, though, is it’s not only hard to implement and enforce (workers have gotten used to networks and cloud), but it’s expensive. Installing breaks between systems not only affects working collaborations, but it’s hard to setup due to overall complexity. And it’s equally difficult to administer: You can’t just send patches across the network — there isn’t one.

“Interfaces to such air-gapped systems are typically added in after the fact and are exceedingly complex, placing undue burden on systems operators as they implement or manage them,” DARPA explains.

A better solution, then, in today's environment is to accept that users need or want to share data and to figure out how to keep the important bits more private, particularly as the data crosses networks and systems, with all having varying levels of, and types of, security implementations and ownership.

The GAPS thrust will be in isolating the sensitive “high-risk” transactions and providing what the group calls “physically provable guarantees” or assurances. A new cross-network architecture, tracking, and data security will be developed that creates “protections that can be physically enforced at system runtime.”

How they intend to do that is still to be decided. Radical forms of VPNs — an encrypted pipe through the internet would be today’s attempted solution. Whichever method they choose will be part of a $1.5 billion, five-year investment in government and defense electronics systems. And enterprise and the consumer may benefit.

“As cloud systems proliferate, most people still have some information that they want to physically track, not just entrust to the ether,” says Walter Weiss, DARPA program manager, in the release.

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From: elmatador2/12/2019 1:53:54 AM
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The US is stepping up pressure on Europe to ditch Huawei

By Sherisse Pham, CNN Business

Updated 0448 GMT (1248 HKT) February 12, 2019

Hong Kong (CNN Business)US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned European countries on Monday that using technology from Huawei could hurt their relationship with the United States.

Speaking in Hungary, the first stop in a five-nation European tour, Pompeo said the United States has an obligation to alert other governments to the risks of building networks with equipment from the Chinese telecommunications giant.
"What's imperative is that we share with them the things we know about the risks that Huawei's presence in their networks presents," he said. "Actual risks to their own people, to the loss of privacy protections for their own people, the risk that China will use this data in a way that is not in the best interest of Hungary."

If countries use Huawei equipment, "it makes it more difficult for us to partner alongside them," Pompeo said.
The US government has long been suspicious that Beijing could use Huawei equipment for spying but hasn't provided public evidence to support those concerns. Washington is now pressuring countries around the world to keep Huawei out of the next generation of wireless networks, known as 5G.

There is particular concern about the security of 5G because it will be used to carry vast amounts of data that can connect robots, autonomous vehicles and other potentially sensitive devices.
Huawei, which is also one of the world's top smartphone makers, has repeatedly denied that its products pose a national security risk. It also maintains that it is a privately owned company with no ties to the Chinese government.
Uncertainty over Huawei across Europe
Huawei is largely shut out of the US market, but the company does significant business in Europe where it has some 40% of the telecommunications equipment market.
Washington is trying to loosen that grip.

Global mobile carrier Vodafone ( VOD) said late last month that it was suspending the deployment of Huawei equipment in core networks in Europe, given the political uncertainty surrounding the Chinese firm.

In the United Kingdom, Huawei is spending $2 billion on efforts to address government agencies' security concerns. Telecommunications operator BT ( BT) said it would not buy Huawei equipment for the core of its 5G network but would continue to use it for other parts, such as mobile base stations.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said last week that "there are big discussions about Huawei" in Germany as the country develops 5G networks. "We need to talk to China to ensure that companies do not simply give up all data that is used to the Chinese state," she said, adding that "safeguards" were needed to protect data.
What will Canada do?
Two close US allies outside Europe have already distanced themselves from Huawei. Australia and New Zealand restricted the company last year from providing equipment for 5G networks.

Huawei has pushed back against what it calls "irresponsible decisions" by some countries that it says were based on "ideological and geopolitical considerations" rather than legitimate concerns about technology.
Canada is considering similar measures to restrict Huawei even as it walks a geopolitical tightrope between Washington and Beijing. Canadian police detained Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in December on behalf of US authorities. Meng is the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei.

Her arrest has severely strained relations between China and Canada.
The US Justice Department is seeking Meng's extradition, accusing her and Huawei of bank fraud and violating US sanctions on Iran. Meng and Huawei have denied the charges.

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