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UK Opened A New Investigation Into Huawei's Security Risks


British security officials have launched a new investigation to assess the risks Huawei poses to the kingdom's telecommunications network, Express reported.

The British government confirmed on Sunday that the National Cyber ​​Security Center (NCSC) is investigating the additional risks that Huawei products pose.

The GCHQ unit made the decision after the meeting last Tuesday (May 20).
Confirming the investigation, a government spokesman said:
 "The security and resilience of our networks is very important."
Following the US notice of additional sanctions on Huawei, NCSC is carefully considering all possible impacts on UK networks.

British security officials are concerned that sanctions will push China to use cheaper, less secure alternatives.
The decision to review the technical review of Huawei equipment was made by the National Security Council on Tuesday, the first meeting since the February.

The assessment was welcomed by senior Conservatives as a sign that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to change his attitude towards Huawei.

Earlier, Prime Minister Boris Johnson in January allowed Huawei to supply up to 35% of non-sensitive parts to Britain's 5G infrastructure. This move has caused controversy within the party.

The original NCSC review of Huawei was not published, but a long blog post featuring some security considerations was posted on NCSC's website.

The post concluded that high-risk providers such as Huawei should not be allowed to engage in sensitive parts of the British 5G network, and recommend a 35% ceiling.

Bob Seely, a congressman who runs the Conservative congressional group who is concerned about the risks posed by Huawei, said many concerns are growing about the company.

The Trump administration announced plans this month to block global chip supplies for Huawei, the latest in a coordinated campaign against the company amid greater tensions between Washington and Beijing.

Huawei has always denied that it has any security risks, confirming it is a private company, owned by its employees, without state intervention.

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