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Former DHS official Spaulding: Disruption, not data access, is risk from Huawei

January 30, 2020 |
Charlie Mitchell

The potential for system disruption in a crisis, rather than cyber espionage, is the biggest risk from allowing Huawei into the United Kingdom's next-generation telecom networks, according to former DHS cyber leader Suzanne Spaulding, who downplayed the impact on U.S.-UK relations of the British government's decision allowing the Chinese tech firm to participate in 5G buildout.

“I think the biggest risk to 5G networks from using Huawei is the risk of disruption, more than the risk to confidentiality of information....

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