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Huawei joins ‘Paris Call’ for trust, security in cyberspace

  • Published at 10:33 pm August 3rd, 2019
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Huawei believes in better security as the foundation of their existence

Huawei Technologies has joined the Paris Call in order to spur a collective action towards securing cyberspace. 

Huawei joined the Paris Call with 564 other entities who have made a public commitment to strengthening the security of digital products, and digital systems, on Thursday.

The group’s members include 67 states, 139 international and civil society organizations, and 358 private-sector companies.

The Paris Call, a declaration of commitment to work collaboratively on one of the world’s most challenging issues, was launched by the French government in November 2018. 

They work together to make digital products more secure, strengthen collective defenses against cybercrime, and promote cooperation among stakeholders across national borders. 

They also pledge adherence to international norms of responsible behaviour in cyberspace. 

As one of the leading providers of information and communications technology, Huawei has invested in research aimed at making their products, and solutions as secure as possible for their customers, and users.

“The quest for better security serves as the foundation of our existence,” said John Suffolk, Global Cyber Security & Privacy Officer at Huawei. 

“We fully support any endeavour, idea or suggestion that can enhance the resilience and security of products and services for Governments, and their customers. 

We also support global collaborative action on improving defenses against cybercrime, including openness, transparency, and internationally agreed standards,” he added.

As a member of the Paris Call, Huawei will advocate for the universal adoption of objective testing and verification standards for all technology vendors. 

It is set to rely on objective third-party standards to test the security of technology made by any vendor to ensure the decisions about security based on facts, rather than emotions or political rhetoric. 

Huawei is also set to work with governments, other private companies, and civil society to promote capacity-building measures to make the digital world more secure.

Huawei has grown into a leading global ICT solutions provider, and currently has nearly 188,000 employees in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world. 

In 2018, Huawei sales revenue exceeded $100 billion for the first time, up by 19.5% year-on-year, and R&D expenditure accounted for 14.1% of the total annual revenue.