MoD’s ex-head of cyber security: UK is open target to China
UK risks security by buying technology from China’s Huawei, warns former generalBy Naomi Scherbel-Ball | 22 October 2012 | 2 Related pieces
Any government should have substantial concerns about the activities of Huawei
Larry Wortzel, commissioner, US-China economic and security review commission
Britain is allowing Chinese telecoms giant Huawei too much access to its communications systems, warns the Ministry of Defence’s former head of cyber security.
Major General Jonathan Shaw, former assistant chief of defence staff, issued the stark warning in frank comments to Exaro. He accused the government of putting the economy before national security with its stance towards Huawei.
It follows a US congressional report published earlier this month that raised security concerns about Huawei, suggested that Chinese intelligence agencies could be using the company.
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