Huawei Releases Cyber Security White Paper

Huawei has released a Cyber Security White Paper designed to inform on-going discussions on how the global industry can address cyber security challenges. The white paper discusses how to make cyber security a part of a company’s DNA and calls for common international cyber security standards to be agreed upon and implemented globally.

One year ago, Huawei published its first Cyber Security White Paper, confirming its intention and commitment to work with public and private sector stakeholders to jointly capitalise on the benefits of technology and globalisation, while rationally and pragmatically addressing related challenges. Since then, there has been a significant shift globally towards greater cooperation on cyber security issues and more and more countries have adopted a pragmatic approach by adding security laws and regulations development to their agenda.

Huawei’s latest white paper provides much more detail into its end-to-end cyber security approach, including a more practical overview of the approach Huawei takes to the design, build and deployment of technology that involves cyber security considerations, including overarching strategy and governance structure, its day-to-day processes and standards, staff management, R&D, security verification, third-party supplier management, manufacturing, delivery and traceability.

“At Huawei, when we consider security, we do not just consider addressing yesterday’s problems, or even the problems we experience today, rather, we focus equally on laying down the foundations for securing tomorrow’s world, a world that is dramatically different to what it is today,” said John Suffolk, Global Cyber Security Officer of Huawei. “It is with an eye to the future that we recognise and embrace the need for international industry standards for cyber security.”

As ICT becomes more central to our lives and business operations, cyber security challenges in this industry need to be addressed by the global community jointly. The publication of this new white paper is part of Huawei’s efforts to contribute to this increasingly important issue.

“Our most modest hope is that this white paper serves as a catalyst for broader, collaborative and rationally-informed public-private dialogue to meet common cyber security goals and objectives,” said John Suffolk.

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine

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