Security concerns have been building for several years over the security, integrity and trustworthiness of 5G communications technology from Chinese communications giant Hauwei. The UK appears to have given Huawei a "green light" to participate in the build-out of 5G infrastructure in the UK. In the process, the UK may have reduced the confidence of its allies regarding the sharing of sensitive data. Did the UK just back into a 2nd tier status with its "Five Eyes" allies?
“As a former intelligence official, I would agree with Ben Sasse that we and our Five Eyes partners should not cozy up to China in order to save a few pennies,” said Terry Dunlap, a former NSA hacker and co-founder on cybersecurity firm ReFirm Labs. Dunlap’s team and other security firms found vulnerabilities in Huawei firmware at far higher rates than any other company’s products.