Source: C114 communication network
C114 Beijing time September 25 (Van Brown) According to foreign media reports, the Canadian network security senior said that Ottawa is confident enough security measures to deal with the risk of Chinese hackers or spies, and denied the need to follow the United States and Australia - excluding China Telecom giant Huawei from participating in the next generation of 5G network construction .
Scott Jones, the new director of Canada's Cyber Security Center in Ottawa, says Ottawa has a robust system for testing Huawei devices and software to prevent security vulnerabilities - a system he believes is superior to some of Canada's allies.
Jones told the House of Commons Public Security and National Security Committee over the weekend: "We have a very close relationship with telecom providers, which, frankly, is different from most other countries." "We have a project that is very deeply committed to increasing the elasticity of the broader spectrum, especially when we are looking at the next generation of telecommunications networks."
Washington has been stepping up pressure on Canada, Britain and New Zealand to join the United States and Australia, banning Huawei and China Telecom Equipment Manufacturers ZTE from supplying 5G network equipment. Canada, the United Kingdom and New Zealand are the three partners of the Five Eyes security intelligence sharing alliance.
Network officials say Canada is trying to explain to the United States and Australia how the Canadian test system works. Communications security agencies, the spy agency responsible for protecting the country from cyber attacks and espionage, have set up Huawei-funded "white labs". Technicians are now testing the backdoors and related capabilities of the equipment in the laboratory.
A senior government official who spoke in the background said Ottawa had not completely ruled out the possibility of imposing a 5G ban on Huawei. But now, the official said, Canadian network experts are studying the best way to protect Canadian communications networks, and when 5G arrives, they don't want any future action to be interpreted as an action by a particular company.
Canada is currently conducting a national security analysis to minimize network threats from foreign telecom companies'equipment and to find ways to protect 5G technology. The official said the government did not believe the review was urgent because the 5G was not expected to be deployed in Canada until 2022.
Huawei is not allowed to compete for federal contracts, nor is Huawei's technicians allowed to manage offshore devices, such as routers and switches, for Canadian Telecom's core network.
Jones said the government was cautious about excluding companies such as Huawei because it believed that reducing the number of telecom equipment suppliers would mean Canada would be more vulnerable if a supplier's equipment became infected.
Canadian suppliers BCE, Telus and Rogers Communications all use Huawei devices in their cellular networks. In May, the Globe and Mail reported that Huawei had established a wide network with Canada's leading research universities to create a stable pipeline of intellectual property rights that the company was using to consolidate its 5G market position.
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