The logo of Huawei is pictured on the front of the German headquarters of the Chinese telecommunications giant in Dusseldorf, Germany, February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang rattay
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is able to manage the security risks associated with the use of Huawei equipment in the national telecom networks and has not seen any evidence of malicious activity by the company, the head of the uk’s National Cyber Security Centre said on Wednesday.
Asked if Washington had presented Britain with some evidence for the claims that Huawei has helped Chinese state espionage, NCSC head Ciaran Martin said that it is for the U.S. government to comment on what information about the company.
“From our point of view … if you look at the detailed paper we publish, the way we manage the risks,” Martin said on a conference call with reporters.
“I would be obliged to report if there was malevolence … by Huawei. And we’re yet to have to do that. So I hope that covers it.”
Reporting by Jack Stubbs and Paul Sandle; Editing by Kirsten Donovan