Why We’ve Long Banned Chinese Equipment


Donald Wickelgren


Aug 5, 2022


I've looked at company and government stability and control as a factor in where I put my own trust in vendor locations. The home country of a vendor is an important factor in deciding whether to trust them with your infrastructure. Either through neglect, instability or subterfuge a country's stance to both national rivals and business competition needs to be looked into. 

Other normal vendor factors like longevity and quality of service we're all more comfortable with reviewing. I recommend looking into governance issues to determine added risk.

Reference: https://www.techspot.com/news/94875-china-sponsored-cybercriminals-hacking-network-providers-devices-spy.html

Donald Wickelgren

Don Wicklegren is Xilium's founder. He is a technologist by profession who started his career pre-internet in remote medical technology and learning. He has worked in both small and large corporations with world-wide remote staff and became a part of the team who developed the first commercial internet. As an entrepreneur, he started his first technology company in 2001. In Xilium, he focuses on innovating solutions for the US healthcare system.

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