The Huawei and Snowden Questions

Can Electronic Equipment from Untrusted Vendors be Verified? Can an Untrusted Vendor Build Trust into Electronic Equipment?

by Olav Lysne

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Book Description

PreliminaryThis book answers two central questions: firstly, is it at all possible to verify electronic equipment procured from untrusted vendors? Secondly, can I build trust into my products in such a way that I support verification by untrusting customers? In separate chapters the book takes readers through the state of the art in fields of computer science that can shed light on these questions. In a concluding chapter it discusses realistic ways forward. In discussions on cyber security, there is a tacit assumption that the manufacturer of equipment will collaborate with the user of the equipment to stop third-party wrongdoers. The Snowden files and recent deliberations on the use of Chinese equipment in the critical infrastructures of western countries have changed this. The discourse in both cases revolves around what malevolent manufacturers can do to harm their own customers, and the importance of the matter is on par with questions of national security.This book is of great interest to ICT and security professionals who need a clear understanding of the two questions posed in the subtitle, and to decision-makers in industry, national bodies and nation states.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download The Huawei and Snowden Questions ebook for free in PDF format (2.5 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Computer Science
Publisher
Springer
Published
2018
Pages
116
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319749495
ISBN10
3319749498
ISBN13 Digital
9783319749501
ISBN10 Digital
3319749501
PDF Size
2.5 MB
License
CC BY

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