While there is widespread agreement that Huawei devices in 5G infrastructure pose some risk to the U.S. and allied nations, the policy community—in particular the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre—has paid insufficient attention to the technical aspects. The discussion must examine not simply whether China would use this technology maliciously, but the specific threats that Huawei equipment could pose and the extent to which these threats can be mitigated.
Perri Adams is a security researcher in the defense industry who focuses on reverse engineering, binary exploitation and dynamic analysis techniques. She competes in Capture the Flag (CTF) competitions for RPISEC and is an alumna of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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