Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Mobile Industry News
DDoS Protection Powered By Verisign
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Huawei Exec: It Could Take 10 Years To Satisfy US Security

Huawei Exec: It Could Take 10 Years To Satisfy US Security
By Barry Levine

Share
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share on Google Plus

In a white paper released Friday, entitled Cyber Security Perspective, Huawei lays out "a set of integrated processes, policies and standards" to make cybersecurity "a part of a company's DNA." Among other things, the white paper recommends the creation of independent testing labs to rate new technology products by Huawei for their cybersecurity.
 


Is information technology provider Huawei being held to a "higher bar" for cybersecurity than other companies? An executive from the China-based company thinks so, as Huawei released on Friday a new white paper on its cybersecurity policies and its recommendations for global standards.

In an interview with Bloomberg news service, Huawei global cybersecurity officer John Suffolk acknowledged that the U.S. has "genuine concerns, and it's Huawei's responsibility to satisfy those genuine concerns." Suffolk, the former CIO of the government of the United Kingdom, said that obtaining the necessary clearance to fully participate in the U.S. market could take a decade.

Huawei is attempting to gain access to U.S. and Australian markets. Last year, a U.S. congressional committee said that the company, as well as compatriot company ZTE Corp., could provide opportunities for China's spy agencies to utilize American telecommunications networks for intelligence gathering. In 2011, Huawei was banned from participating in efforts to build a U.S.-wide emergency communications network in the U.S., and, similarly, Australia has barred the company from bidding on a major broadband network in that country.

'Part of a Company's DNA'

Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Michael Hayden said in July that Huawei was likely to share information about American telecommunications with the Chinese government, a claim that Huawei has denied.

In the white paper released Friday, entitled Cyber Security Perspective, the company lays out "a set of integrated processes, policies and standards" to make cybersecurity "a part of a company's DNA." Among other things, the white paper recommends the creation of independent testing labs to rate new technology products for their cybersecurity.

Huawei Deputy Chairman Ken Hu is quoted in the paper as saying that his company has "never received any instructions or requests from any government or their agencies" about any technology, data or policies. He added that the company has also never been asked by the Chinese government to provide "access to technology" or data.

Independent Testing Labs

Some observers have suggested that, in the wake of revelations by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden about extensive telecommunication-based spying by that agency, concerns against Huawei may not have as much weight as they previously had. That thinking appears to be that, since the NSA has made a policy of technology-based snooping, why be suspicious of a company like Huawei, which just supplies technology?

Some cyber attacks on U.S. companies and governmental agencies have been identified as originating in China, and that government has demanded access to user information from foreign companies operating there, such as Google.

The concerns about China-based companies affect companies besides Huawei and ZTE. For instance, new reports indicate that China-based computer maker Lenovo is seriously considering making a bid to buy Canada-based smartphone maker BlackBerry. But one of BlackBerry's largest customers is the U.S. government, which might choose another vendor if Lenovo took over.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:

edgar:

Posted: 2013-11-11 @ 6:55am PT
"That thinking appears to be that, since the NSA has made a policy of technology-based snooping, why be suspicious of a company like Huawei, which just supplies technology?"

That's not thinking, just plain stupid.



Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service. Its award-winning CRM solution helps 82,400 customers worldwide manage and share business information over the Internet. Experience CRM success. Click here for a FREE 30-day trial.


 Mobile Industry News
1.   Apple Stock Soars Ahead of IPhone 6
2.   Verizon Tops in Mobile Networks
3.   Sprint Out with Data Guns Blazing
4.   Will Sprint Be T-Mobile Copycat?
5.   Facebook Offers Cross-Device Analytics


advertisement
Sprint Dumps T-Mobile Merger
Looks to the future with new chief exec.
Average Rating:
Researchers Tout Battery Breakthrough
Lithium anode could triple capacity.
Average Rating:
Apple Stock Soars Ahead of IPhone 6
New products generating lots of buzz.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Aruba Networks Handles Black Hat with Aplomb
It's not an easy job. Aruba Networks' task throughout the Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas this month was to ensure thousands of attendees could connect without malicious attacks.
 
Chinese Hackers Nab Info on Millions of U.S. Patients
A group of Chinese hackers has stolen the personal information, including names and Social Security numbers, of about 4.5 million patients at hospitals operated by Community Health Systems.
 
Premier FBI Cybersquad in U.S. To Add Agents
After helping prosecutors charge Chinese army officials with stealing trade secrets from major companies and by snaring a Russian-led hacking ring, the premier FBI cyber-squad is getting a boost.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Aruba Networks Handles Black Hat with Aplomb
It's not an easy job. Aruba Networks' task throughout the Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas this month was to ensure thousands of attendees could connect without malicious attacks.
 
Compression, Deduplication Come to Violin Concerto 2200
Violin Memory has announced that data deduplication and compression capabilities are now available on its Concerto 2200 solution. Typically, users will experience deduplication rates between 6:1 and 10:1.
 
Cisco Axes 6,000 Employees in Restructuring Plan
Faced with declining profits, Cisco is laying off up to 6,000 employees in the months ahead -- a whopping 8 percent of its global workforce. That's in addition to the 4,000 jobs Cisco cut last year.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Apple Stock Soars Ahead of iPhone 6 Launch
The imminent release of the iPhone 6 -- and maybe even an iWatch -- has sent Apple's stock soaring to new heights. Considering what else the firm could have up its sleeve -- the stratosphere may be the limit.
 
HTC Debuts Windows Phone Version of One M8 Smartphone
HTC is bringing the Windows Phone mobile OS to its flagship One M8 device -- the first time any mainstream flagship smartphone has been offered with a choice of operating systems.
 
Verizon Earns Top Rating in Mobile Network Comparison
A new report says Verizon Wireless was the top-performing U.S. cellphone service provider in the first half of 2014, on a nationwide and state-by-state basis, as well as in metro areas.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.