GCHQ criticises ‘very, very shoddy’ Huawei security

Huawei technology could be banned from Westminster due to concerns over its “shoddy” security, according to the technical director of GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Dr Ian Levy said that “the security in Huawei is like nothing else – it’s engineering like it’s back in the year 2000 – it’s very, very shoddy and leads to cyber security issues that we then have to manage long term. It’s just poor engineering.”

His comments were made in a BBC Panorama documentary, to be aired this evening, about the potential security risks of Huawei hardware.