Huawei ban

Huawei ban: What are the consecuences?

US banned Huawei. Something to worry about? Last Thursday, a new battlefront erupted in the trade war between the US and China. President Donald Trump included telecom giant Huawei on a so-called commercial “blacklist”. What does this mean? That American companies will not receive licenses to do business with Huawei, with some exceptions. Yesterday, Google…

supply chain

ASUS supply chain attack: lessons to learn

A complex supply chain attack In what we can call a complex cyber-espionage operation, hackers infected tens of thousands of computers of Taiwanese brand ASUS, through a supply chain attack. The security researchers at Kapersky Lab reported that they detected at least 57,000 infections among customers of their anti-virus application. About half of those clients…

knowledge industry

Argentina : government proposed a ‘knowledge industry’ law

What is the knowledge industry bill? In an action that seeks to promote the so-called “knowledge industry”, the Argentine government will send a bill to Congress for its parliamentary treatment. The sectors involved are software, geology, nanotechnology, industry 4.0, audiovisual production, biotechnology, and R&D in areas such as engineering and agriculture. The project’s goal is…

data breach

Data breach at Equifax: Two lessons learned

A mix of human frailty and lack of proper controls On September 7 this year, the consumer credit rating company Equifax, announced a cybercrime incident. Also, the statement indicated that the event potentially affected almost 145 million US consumers, along with several records from consumers of other nationalities. Information accessed by the attackers included first…