Telecom Lead Asia: Telecom equipment major Huawei will
develop and implement a reliable end-to-end global cyber security assurance
system, according to Ken Hu, rotating and acting CEO of Huawei.
Huawei, in its 2011 annual report said: The company is
committed to providing reliable and secure networks for customers. For Huawei,
the stable and safe operation of customers’ networks always outweighs its own
To address global cyber security challenges caused by
ubiquitous access and cloud computing, Huawei has established a reliable
future-oriented cyber security assurance system, which covers policies,
organizations, processes, management, technology, and standards.
Huawei is working closely with governments, customers,
and industry partners from different countries in addressing cyber security
Against the backdrop of the exponential development of
information and communications technologies, cyber security has emerged as a
global issue and a global challenge.
At Huawei, establishing and implementing an end-to-end
global cyber security assurance system is an integral part of its development
Huawei is ready to cooperate extensively with
governments, customers, and industry peers to address cyber security threats
and challenges all over the world.
In 2011, Huawei released the Statement on Establishing a
Global Cyber Security Assurance System. This statement, which has been approved
by Huawei’s CEO, Ren Zhengfei, underscores the strategic importance of cyber
security to Huawei. The Global Cyber Security Committee held four meetings in
2011 to decide on and approve Huawei’s overall cyber security strategy.
During the same year, John Suffolk was appointed Huawei’s
Global Cyber Security Officer. Suffolk is tasked with formulating strategies
for the cyber security assurance system as well as managing and overseeing the
implementation of the system. This cyber security assurance system encompasses
all business domains and departments at Huawei, including R&D, supply
chain, marketing, sales, engineering delivery, and technical services.
Over the course of 2011, Huawei identified seven
strategic priorities in cyber security assurance: open and transparent
cooperation, compliance with rules and regulations on security and privacy,
end-to-end proactive prevention, security verification by internationally
recognized bodies, traceability, anti-backdoor & antitampering, and
Huawei leveraged quality management methodologies to
enhance cyber security requirements in our process management system, business
decision-making system, and even to our employee business conduct guidelines.
Huawei has always been open and transparent in its
collaboration with all parties involved in addressing the global issue of cyber
security, and work with these partners through a variety of platforms,
organizations, and channels.
Huawei said leading global carriers have fully
acknowledged Huawei’s contributions in minimizing security risks to their
existing networks as a result of close cooperation in responding to security
In countries such as the US, Italy, and Spain, Huawei
commissioned local third-party testing institutes to independently examine its
products for security risks and certify them for release. At the invitation of
the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Huawei attended the London
Conference on Cyberspace in November 2011 and participated in active dialogue
on cyber security with industry peers.