A top cyber-security official has said Huawei’s “shoddy” engineering practices mean its mobile network equipment could be banned from Westminster and other sensitive parts of the UK.
GCHQ’s Dr Ian Levy told BBC Panorama the Chinese telecom giant also faced being barred from what he described as the “brains” of the 5G networks.
The UK government is predicted to reveal in could whether or not it’ll prohibit or maybe ban the company’s 5G technology.
Huawei same it might address issues.
Last month, a GCHQ-backed censoring of the corporate same it might be tough to risk-manage Huawei’s future product till defects in its cyber-security processes were mounted.
It other that technical problems with the company’s approach to code development had resulted in vulnerabilities in existing product, that in some cases had not been mounted, despite having being known in previous versions.
In his 1st broadcast interview, the manager to blame of the firm’s telecoms instrumentation division same he planned to pay over the $2bn (£1.5bn) already committed to a “transformation programme” to tackle the issues known.
“We hope to show this challenge into a chance moving forward,” same Ryan dong, chief government of Huawei’s carrier business cluster.
“I believe that if we will do this programme as planned, Huawei can become the strongest player within the telecommunication trade in terms of security and responsibleness.”
However, Dr Levy – the technical director of GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre – same he had nevertheless to be convinced.”The security in Huawei is like nothing else – it’s engineering like it’s back within the year 2000 – it is very, terribly shoddy.
“We’ve seen nothing to present USA any confidence that the transformation programme goes to try and do what they assert it’s attending to do.”He other that “geographic restrictions – perhaps there isn’t any Huawei radio [equipment] in Westminster” was currently one choice for ministers to contemplate.