Huawei Technologies Chief Security Officer Andy Purdy Under Fire From Maria Bartiromo

Andy Purdy — Huawei Technologies Chief Security Officer — answers to allegations that the Chinese telecom giant is using “back doors” designed for law enforcement officials to access mobile phone networks.

The U.S. government on Thursday (Feb 13, 2020) filed new charges against Huawei, accusing the Chinese tech giant of a scheme to steal the intellectual property of U.S. companies. To minimize any additional damage to the company’s already strained image, Huawei sent out its Chief Security Officer — Andy Purdy.

Andy Purdy Speaks
To Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business.

In a Thursday “Mornings with Maria” interview, Huawei Technologies Chief Security Officer Andy Purdy denied U.S. intelligence allegations that China has backdoor access to the tech giant’s mobile devices.

Published on Feb 13, 2020

From an interview with Andy Purdy:
In response to Andy’s attempt to downgrade a back door to a simple vulnerability :

All equipment has vulnerabilities. That’s different than an intentional malicious back door, Maria, and you know that.

Maria said:

All equipment has vulnerability? All equipment does not have back doors to the Chinese communist government. Why do you have so many back doors going to the Chinese government, the communist government, so that anybody’s data is out there and goes right back to the Chinese government? We know this. Huawei is a Chinese company.

Very good interview. Maria was on fire, and I saw smoke coming out of Andy’s ears.

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