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News Brief | August 13, 2020

Blacklist Ban on Chinese Manufactures


Today marks day one of the contractor blacklist ban on Chinese Manufactured video surveillance cameras and telecommunications equipment used within the United States under the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA.

Backdoors, malicious code, and cybersecurity supply chain threats from the Chinese government has prompted the US Federal government to ban the use of these cameras and telecommunications equipment. More than 60% of these technologies are branded and sold by third parties under Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) contracts that come from China.

If your current security integrator or service provider sells or installs cameras that are manufactured by Dahua, Hikvision, Huawei or other “covered entities”, they are officially banned from bidding on Department of Defense contracts. Many temperature sensor cameras used for COVID-19 detection are made by Chinese manufacturers.

Other US Federal agencies, state and local government have followed suit by removing and replacing Chinese manufactured cameras from their physical security infrastructures citing significant cybersecurity concerns using weak authentication and cryptography that can be easily exploited.

There are numerous concerns over new and emerging cyber-threats in todays challenging economic environments due to ransomware, data breaches, intellectual property theft, and public safety. This calls for the renewed vigilance of expert IT cybersecurity professionals to deploy and monitor cyber-secure products.

With so many new and emerging threats, SecureXperts has established relationships with leading US based manufacturers of NDAA compliant video surveillance and telecommunications products. Your Mission is our Focus.

For nearly 20, years SecureXperts has been a leader in integrated cyber-physical security solutions, including our flagship product . Credentialed High Assurance Video Encryption(“CHAVE”) We provide wide ranging services to Government, State, local, and regulated public and private institutions meeting rigorous standards required critical infrastructure protection and mission critical environments.

To achieve NDAA compliance mandates, we use real-time assessment tools that detect 100% of banned technologies within your environment. SecureXperts will assist you in a phasing out-plan to identify and eliminate exploitable banned product technologies from nation-state, foreign, and domestic actors to exploit cyber vulnerabilities within your organization.

For more information, read the prohibition in section 889(a)(1)(B) found in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019. Should you require assistance or support in meeting compliance and mission assurance, please contact us via telephone at 1-888-804-4674

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