McConnell Talks Cyber Concerns Over Foreign Tech Firms

Media Coverage | May 22, 2018

The institute's cyber chief spoke to Nextgov on the debate whether the U.S. government should impose restrictions on foreign tech firms operating domestically due to cybersecurity concerns.

“If the (U.S.) government’s intention is to put Chinese companies out of business for security reasons ... that doesn’t seem to me to be a good road to go down,” McConnell said as quoted of the debate around Chinese phone maker ZTE.

McConnell, who was the former Homeland Security cyber chief under the Obama administration, suggests a two-part solution to government concerns about the security of ZTE and other foreign tech firms.

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