New rules could require security labels for connected devices

Smart TVs and other connected devices could be made to carry labels telling people how secure they are from cyber attacks, under plans announced by the Government. The labels would be initially introduced on a voluntary basis to help consumers identify which products are secure, before eventually becoming mandatory. Under the plans, announced by digital…

GCHQ chief indicates support for Huawei involvement in UK’s 5G network

| A British intelligence chief - GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming - has indicated support for Huawei involvement in building the UK’s 5G network. Reports have suggested Theresa May has opened the door to the Chinese telecoms giant helping to build Britain’s new network despite warnings of a threat to national security. GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming said engineering is more…

Huawei equipment could be banned from Westminster over concerns about ‘shoddy’ security

A GCHQ chief has suggested Huawei equipment could be banned from Westminster and other sensitive areas over concerns about “shoddy” security in the Chinese firm’s products. Dr Ian Levy, technical director of the organisation’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), said Huawei’s “poor” engineering was “like it’s back in the year 2000”. The technology giant’s involvement…

‘New significant technical issues’ found in Huawei technology, warns report

Further significant issues in Huawei’s technology pose new risks to UK telecommunication networks, a Government report has warned. The UK’s oversight board, which includes officials from GCHQ and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), said the Chinese telecom giant had made “no material progress” to address issues raised in its last report a year ago.…