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Sen. Mark Warner: Vendors Should Ensure Networking Hardware Security

Mark Warner
Mark Warner

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. and a three-time Wash100 Award winner, has called on Asus, Belkin, Commscope, Eero, Google and Netgear to secure internet connectivity products as consumers increase device usage for multiple purposes while practicing social distancing.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, Americans will depend on connectivity products to receive telehealth; remain connected with family, colleagues, employers, and friends; and to receive news reports, and guidance from government and public health officials,” he said in a statement released Wednesday.

"Both new and older devices in use deserve protection from cybersecurity threats, including timely updates to mitigate vulnerabilities and exposures.” added Warner, a three-time Wash100 awardee.

He told the six networking hardware vendors in a letter to inform users that may no longer receive security updates in their devices.

Warner also mentioned in his missive the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act, a bill that would require information technology providers to implement a coordinated vulnerability disclosure process.

About The Wash100

This year represents our sixth annual Wash100 Award selection. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic’s organizational and editorial leadership as the most influential leaders in the GovCon sector. These leaders demonstrate skills in leadership, innovation, achievement, and vision.

Visit the Wash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2020 Wash100 Award. On the site, you can submit your 10 votes for the GovCon executives of consequence that you believe will have the most significant impact in 2020.

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