National Security Threat Alert: Huawei’s Software Practices Called Out!

Posted On : 29 March 2019

Dyuti Homroy


Huawei suffered a major setback as U.K.’s Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) Oversight Board released a report highlighting a possible security breach, due to Chinese company’s approach to software development. The report touched upon #Huawei’s cyber security hygiene that opened up vulnerabilities that can be exploited by governments or independent hackers. The breach of vital confidential information can have far reaching implications, especially on #nationalsecurity.

Given Huawei’s ongoing battle against the U.S. government over #nextgeneration 5G networks, this report now gives U.S. added ammunition to enforce the ban.


Discussions around Huawei’s potential threat to national security had around 5K social media mentions. The buzz peaked at around 5 AM (March 28, UTC-4:00) as people started sharing about the report and it’s implications.

Major media outlets like Reuters, CNBC, The New York Times, The Verge, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, etc. brought enough attention to the issue. However, ‘The New York Times’ spearheaded the social media frenzy with highest number of shared and retweeted posts.