China is stepping up measures to protect itself from cyber-attacks. Officials say they’ll be closely monitoring the country’s information technology systems. CCTV’s Li Nan reports.
China to Establish New Measures Under Cyber SecurityChina is stepping up measures to protect itself from cyber-attacks. Officials say they'll be closely monitoring the country's information technology systems. CCTV’s Li Nan reports.
Get ready for new measures under cyber security.
China’s State Internet Information Office announced on Thursday that it will scrutinize products and services to be used for communications, finance, energy, national security and other purposes.
Vetting of products is aimed at preventing suppliers from taking advantage of their products to illegally control, disrupt or shut down their clients’ systems, or to gather, store, process or use their clients’ information.
Jiang Jun, Spokesperson of State Internet Information Office, says: “In recent years, Chinese government agencies, companies, universities and telecom companies have suffered extensive invasion and wire-tapping. Last year, disclosures by Mr. Snowden raised alarms to all countries, which without cyber security, there can be no national security.”
Unlike older cyber security control methods, the new vetting system targets hardware and service providers. Inspections will apply to both foreign- and Chinese-made products, and suppliers that fail to comply will be banned from selling their products in China.
Wang Jun, Chief engineer of China IT Security Evaluation Center says: “Many countries, such as US, Russia, Canada and Australia, already have similar vetting systems. For example, United States has passed a new bill this year, including certain terms to regulate IT products from China.”
China’s telecom providers Huawei and ZTE have been blacklisted by U.S. government for security reasons. And according to the New York Times, Cisco Systems, IBM and Microsoft are likely to be the companies most affected once the Chinese vetting system kicks in.
According to People’s Daily, security concerns around the new Windows 8 system run the risk of exposing computers to monitoring and being controlled remotely.
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