A US federal executive order was issued on 1 May 2020 which proposes to “monitor and replace” any US power grid equipment made by its foreign adversaries. Security professional said it would mainly affect Chinese-made products like electrical transformers. The US Department of Energy (DOE) stated under the current US procurement rules, contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder when it comes to bulk power system procurement. That creates a "vulnerability that can be exploited by those with ma
The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued a new draft cybersecurity regulation on 21 May 2019. This draft is a planned extension of the Cybersecurity Law issued in 2017 that placed greater restrictions on foreign firms operating in China. The new regulation creates the requirement for review of imported network equipment to determine if such equipment represents a risk to national security. The vagueness of the language indicates that the new law could be used to block the import of
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