Today in London there was shown that a $2 billion effort by China’s Huawei, is needed, to address cybersecurity issues raised in a British government and this effort will start to produce a result in about five years.
For those who don’t know Huawei is the world’s biggest producer of telecoms equipment. Recently China’s megacompany had faced intense scrutiny warnings in the West because of the degrading relationship between the Chinese government and U.S.; in which the US-led allegations that Huawei equipment is used by Beijing for spying.
At this moment there is literally no evidence publicly available that the company was involved in such actions and has repeatedly denied the claims, but still, several Western countries restricted Huawei’s access to their markets.
These unproven allegations made big pressure on Huawei in Britain, which is one of its most important markets in Europe.
More then that if you take under consideration that Huawei has committed to spending $2 billion in a drive to fix Britain cybersecurity problems you will understand why the company is in such a delicate situation.
Britain’s National Cyber Security Council (NCSC), said about this issue that is “ just a regular dialogue with Huawei about the standards expected of their products and for the moment everything will postpone”
Remember everything can be hacked. In order to stay away from any threats related to the cyber world, we recommend the install of antivirus for Windows or antivirus for Mac on every device that you own, depending on which OS your device is running. If you are a company, it is also recommended to hire every year a specialized cybersecurity company that will run annual tests on your company’s network. These tests include penetration testing and ethical hacking tests;
Western cybersecurity concerns surrounding Huawei, and fellow Chinese telecoms equipment firm ZTE Corp, were raised because both companies revolve around China’s National Intelligence Law which states that Chinese “companies and citizens shall, in accordance with the law, support, cooperate with, and collaborate in national intelligence work.”
Starting from this law words fear has started to rise that Huawei could be asked by the Chinese government to incorporate “backdoors” into their equipment that would allow Beijing access, for spying or sabotage purposes.
Soon after the release of the law, the company stated that “has never and will never” use its equipment to assist espionage activities.
But still, the Huawei is heavily under fire from European forces
For now, British authorities have stated that they have never found any evidence of Chinese state espionage in reviews of Huawei equipment at a special company laboratory overseen by intelligence and industry officials.
The next British report is expected to be released in the near future.
We would continue to monitor this cybersecurity problem. Meanwhile, users should keep a keen eye out for any cyber attacks. Remember to use an antivirus for Windows or antivirus for Mac in every device that you own, depending on which OS your machine is running, If you are a company we recommend to hire every year a specialized cybersecurity company that will run annual tests on your company’s network, tests like this include: penetration testing and ethical hacking.