Hotshot CEO on need for more than standards to protect information from Chinese attacks

Aaron Turner, CEO and Founder of HotShot, a maker of compliance messaging tools, remarks, “As a general rule of thumb, when information security leadership within an organization ask me if NIST standards will help them, I can only tell them that compliance with NIST standards is an excellent way to protect an organization from yesterday’s threats and vulnerabilities.”

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HotShot empowers businesses to leverage the speed and efficiency of texting, while providing business leaders with peace-of-mind regarding labor law liability, data protection standards, and GDPR compliance

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“As far as mitigating the risk from cellular interceptors there is nothing that can be done from a network perspective. You are completely a slave to the network,” he said. “You deal with this by moving toward a zero-trust network architecture. You have to assume your mobile activity is going over a network that is fundamentally and inherently compromised. If you do not take steps to protect yourself you will be leaking credentials and leaking information.

“What you have to do is say, ‘Well, if the network is not to be trusted and the cryptographic ecosystem is blown, then I need to implement apps with an alternate cryptographic infrastructure.”

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