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.
Sophia D'Antoine has spoken and keynoted at more than a dozen global security conferences worldwide and sits on the program committee for USENIX WOOT. She is also the Hacker in Residence at New York University. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Sophia earned her MS on exploiting CPU optimizations. While at RPI, Sophia helped create and teach Modern Binary Exploitation. Her current work involves developing novel tooling to assist in research and discovery of vulnerabilities in a spectrum of targets.
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