Last week, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the total ban for certain telecom and surveillance equipment from Chinese companies due to an “unacceptable” national security threat.

The FCC explained that the companies present on the released ‘Covered List’ are subject to the exploitation, influence and control of the Chinese government, and the national security risks associated with such exploitation, influence, and control. Read the full release here.

While the list is relatively long, there are some manufacturers whose equipment is widely used including:

  • Hikvision (security cameras and video surveillance)
  • Dahua (video surveillance)

The list also includes other foreign companies including Kaspersky Labs (anti-virus software).

This news release talks about banning the sale and future importation of these technologies, but what if you already have these products on your network– what should you do about it?

As a part of our Enhanced IT Security program, Impact Business Technology can offer Effective Network Isolation, Network Anomaly Detection, & Network Vulnerability Scanning to prevent any misuse on your network technologies.

Now that the government has warned us, it is time to take preventative action in protecting our systems from this national security threat. To discuss the implementation of these solutions for your business, contact us and a member of our team will reach out to you.

To learn more about our entire suite of customizable solutions, visit our ‘Solutions’ page.

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