Finite State Supply Chain Assessment: Huawei Technologies
5G promises to be the next generation of networking technology, enabling everything from autonomous vehicles and smart cities to medical devices and building systems. A single Chinese company, Huawei, has emerged as the first and most dominant provider of 5G networking devices. There is an ongoing global political debate over the implementation of 5G, partially because the equipment that makes 5G possible comes from a complex supply chain involving hundreds of vendors globally. Many of these policy conversations have been missing a key set of ground-truth facts. Finite State conducted a large-scale study of the cybersecurity-related risks embedded within Huawei network devices by analyzing their firmware at an unprecedented scale.