“The risks in using Huawei are very manageable”: teiss features on Russia Today

Last night, teiss featured on Russia Today to talk about the government's win over plans to allow Huawei in the UK’s 5G network.

UK Prime Minster Boris Johnson faced considerable opposition over his desire to let Huawei build the UK's 5G network. Many people have remained cautious over the security implications of Huawei's 5G: some countries have even banned the use of this network from their 5G plans, including the USA.

What does security actually mean, in light of 5G? And what risks should we be aware of? teiss Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Swinfen Green, cyber security expert and author, acknowledges the potential risks associated with Huawei's 5G products. However he points out that there are security concerns with all technology vendors and those associated with Huawei are manageable.

Perhaps it is better to focus on the opportunities that 5G development could bring. They enable the more rapid roll out of 5G in the UK, something that is essential if we are to be internationally competitive. And their  involvement also brings additional benefits in the form of: innovation; quality; lower cost; and resilience.

In the digital age, technological advances affect all corners of every life, not just our devices. We need to be cautious of the security threats. But we ought also to welcome the positive impact 5G, and Huawei's involvement in 5G, can bring to the UK.

So, how can we benefit from welcoming Huawei with open arms, whilst simultaneously balancing the security challenges posed by this supplier? Find out in the full interview.