Foreign firms must toe US security line

Wednesday, 26 November 2003, 6:50 PM EST

Non-US companies working on US defence and government contracts will soon have to demonstrate the security of their computer systems to meet guidelines issued by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) department.

The 'Foreign Manufacturer Security Recommendations Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)', has been drawn up in the wake of the increased threat of terrorism.

It will be implemented in a phased approach to foreign companies, with Mexican manufacturers being the first to fall under the rules. It will then be extended to a select group of foreign manufactures in Europe and Asia, who will be invited to participate.

Within 90 days of signing the C-TPAT Agreement for Foreign Manufacturers, companies will have to provide an executive summary outlining the elements of the security procedures they have in place.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

eBook: Cybersecurity for Dummies

Posted on 16 December 2014.  |  APTs have changed the world of enterprise security and how networks and organizations are attacked. These threats, and the cybercriminals behind them, are experts at remaining hidden from traditional security while exhibiting an intelligence, resiliency, and patience that has never been seen before.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Thu, Dec 18th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //