Highlights of Huawei 2021
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Research and Innovation
Over the past decade, Huawei's total R&D investment surpassed CNY845 billion.
In 2021, 107,000 employees, representing 54.8% of Huawei's total workforce, worked in R&D.
In 2021, Huawei's total R&D expenditure amounted to CNY142.7 billion, equaling 22.4% of the company's total revenue.
By the end of 2021, Huawei held a total of 110,000+ active patents, across 45,000+ patent families.
- We have supported the evolution of innovative 5G services from technical verification to commercial application. Innovative, 5G-powered applications, such as AR, VR, and free-viewpoint video, are already a reality in multiple countries and regions. Our RuralStar series solutions provide high-quality mobile broadband services to remote villages, driving rural digitalization. To date, they have provided connectivity to more than 60 million people in over 70 countries and regions.
- We are committed to making IP on Everything a reality, and have launched an end-to-end Intelligent Cloud-Network Solution. Together with upstream and downstream industry organizations, carriers, and industry customers, we have guided the real-world application of IPv6 and IPv6 Enhanced.
- Huawei Cloud has continued to expand its global data centers and acceleration networks. Through cloud-network collaboration, we strive to connect people, things, and applications, provide a seamless experience on one global network, enable efficient distribution and processing of information streams, and quickly deliver cloud services to where they are needed.
- HarmonyOS has been deployed on more than 220 million Huawei devices. More than 4,500 products from over 1,900 ecosystem partners have joined HarmonyOS Connect. In 2021, over 115 million new HarmonyOS Connect devices were shipped.
- Our Ascend AI platform is empowering the development of new information infrastructure represented by AI computing centers. More than 20 cities in China are planning or building AI computing centers, which are enabling scientific research, innovation, and industrial development. Working with partners, Huawei has launched a wide range of industry-specific solutions, such as Ascend Smart Manufacturing Solution, Ascend Smart Transportation Solution, and Ascend Smart Inspection Solution, enabling the intelligent upgrade of industries.
- We upgraded openEuler as an open source OS that supports digital infrastructure. Huawei and its partners also officially donated openEuler to the OpenAtom Foundation.
- Huawei Cloud released technologies such as the Pangu pre-trained models and the OptVerse AI Solver. By diving into industries and building the intelligent hubs they need, we have amassed considerable know-how related to the application of AI in these industries, and applied this know-how in more than 20 Chinese cities and multiple enterprises that are setting the bar in various fields.
- In the intelligent automotive solution domain, we unveiled five innovative solutions: HarmonyOS Intelligent Cockpit, 4D imaging radar, MDC 810, the Huawei Octopus autonomous driving open platform, and an intelligent thermal management system.
- Supported by the HarmonyOS and Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) ecosystems, we deliver a Seamless AI Life experience to consumers across five major user scenarios: smart office, fitness & health, smart home, easy travel, and entertainment.
- Following its integration into our wearables and smart screens, HarmonyOS now powers smartphones, tablets, car cockpits, and other Huawei products, further enriching the Seamless AI Life experience for our consumers. HarmonyOS Intelligent Cockpit enables a vehicle's own apps to connect seamlessly to devices such as smartphones and smart home systems, making the fully-connected vehicle a reality.
- We launched HMS Core 6, which provides more advanced open technical capabilities and services, including 69 kits and 21,738 APIs in seven domains (e.g., Graphics, Media, and AI). The HMS mobile app ecosystem, the world's third largest, has continued to thrive. In 2021, the number of HMS apps worldwide jumped by 147% compared to 2020, and there were over 432 billion app downloads worldwide.
- Building on our strengths in ICT infrastructure technologies, characterized by device-network-cloud synergy, we have stepped up efforts to create a digital ecosystem where all players create and share value together in order to help industries go digital. Over 700 cities and 267 Fortune Global 500 companies worldwide have chosen Huawei as their partner for digital transformation, while over 30,000 partners are working with us to serve the enterprise market.
- Huawei Cloud is the world's fastest growing major cloud service provider and continues to empower industries. We have launched more than 220 cloud services and 210 solutions, and attracted over 30,000 partners and 2.6 million developers worldwide. More than 6,100 applications are now available on the Huawei Cloud Marketplace.
- Huawei Cloud launched the MacroVerse aPaaS platform. With developers at its core, this one-stop, open platform aggregates the capabilities of partners from across a wide range of industries and offers expertise as a service, empowering scenario-tailored innovation in industries and accelerating industry digitalization.
Huawei Cloud ecosystem
We bring together developers worldwide and empower our partners to address the pain points that customers face during digital transformation.Learn More
Huawei Cloud ecosystem
Huawei aims to create and share value for greater success. We bring together developers worldwide and empower our partners to address the pain points that customers face during digital transformation.
- We continue to open up our capabilities. The Huawei Cloud Developer Program has attracted more than 2.6 million developers, and 70,000 of them have obtained Huawei Cloud Career Certifications.
- We step up efforts to help cultivate more talent. We have developed more than 200 Huawei Cloud courses through partnerships with over 70 leading Chinese universities.
- We remain committed to our ecosystem strategy for Huawei Cloud, which is to create and share value for greater success. More than 30,000 partners worldwide have joined hands with Huawei Cloud, and together with these partners, we have already developed over 8,000 solutions.
- In 2021, Huawei Cloud released MacroVerse aPaaS, which has aggregated more than 10,000 APIs across 11 categories, including databases, AI, big data, video, enterprise applications, and mobile applications.
- Huawei Cloud Marketplace has seen its transactions more than triple. We now provide transaction services to more than 6,000 partners.
Huawei's strategy is "open hardware, open source software, partner enablement, and talent cultivation". We are working to build a diversified computing ecosystem.Learn More
Kunpeng/Ascend ecosystem: Huawei's strategy is "open hardware, open source software, partner enablement, and talent cultivation". We are working to build a diversified computing ecosystem.
- Open hardware: We provide comprehensive, full-stack support to enable our partners throughout their innovation efforts. We also maintain a partner-first strategy, and over 80% of Kunpeng- and Ascend- and products shipped in 2021 came from our partners.
- Open source software:
- Huawei has officially donated openEuler to China's OpenAtom Foundation, and the openEuler community has attracted 304 members. Huawei unveiled openEuler 21.09, the industry's first open source OS that supports digital infrastructure across all scenarios.
- The openGauss community has attracted over 100 members and seen over 500,000 downloads.
- The MindSpore community has recorded 163 members and over one million downloads. It supports more than 300 models, and has been recognized as the industry's first trustworthy community for open source AI.
- Partner enablement:
- The Kunpeng application software ecosystem has developed faster than expected, and Kunpeng applications have been deployed at scale in critical industries, such as government, finance, telecommunications, electric power, and transportation. More than 10,000 solutions, developed by over 3,500 partners, have been certified as Kunpeng-compatible.
- The Ascend application software ecosystem has also entered the fast lane. We have established 16 Ascend Ecosystem Innovation Centers in China. More than 700 solutions from over 500 partners have been certified. In cooperation with our partners, we have already launched four smart solutions: Ascend Smart City Solution, Ascend Smart Inspection Solution, Ascend Smart Manufacturing Solution, and Ascend Smart Transportation Solution.
- Talent cultivation:
- Huawei continued with the Intelligent Center model, which is a joint initiative with China's Ministry of Education, to foster industry-academia cooperation on talent cultivation. As part of the initiative, the 72 partner universities have delivered courses to more than 1,300 classes, and over 2,500 instructors have completed the training.
- We have launched the Kunpeng and Ascend Talent Intern Program, which provides more than 600 internship opportunities, and the Kunpeng and Ascend OpenMind Program, which provides a CNY100 million reward fund and has released more than 2,000 tasks. These two programs have benefited over one million of developers.
HarmonyOS has become the world's fastest-growing operating system, and HMS has become the world's third largest mobile app ecosystem.Learn More
HarmonyOS has become the world's fastest-growing operating system, and HMS has become the world's third largest mobile app ecosystem.
- Devices: Products that are part of the HarmonyOS Connect ecosystem – Huawei's device hardware ecosystem – can all be connected to Super Device. This will provide seamless connections, service widgets, simplified interaction, and hardware collaboration, and ultimately deliver a Seamless AI Life experience to consumers. In 2021, over 100 million third-party HarmonyOS Connect devices were shipped, and over 1,900 partners joined the HarmonyOS Connect ecosystem.
- Applications and services: HarmonyOS enables one-time development for multi-device deployment, allowing developers to move from a single-device ecosystem to a multi-device ecosystem. Currently, more than 33,000 atomic services are running on HarmonyOS devices. We have launched HMS Core 6, which provides services across different devices, operating systems, and scenarios. This release includes 69 kits and 21,738 APIs in seven domains. These services are secure, reliable, distributed globally, and can be delivered to users worldwide with one-step access. We have more than 5.4 million registered developers worldwide, and over 187,000 apps have been integrated with HMS Core.
Intelligent automotive solution ecosystem
We have worked with more than 300 upstream and downstream partners from across the automotive industry to build an intelligent automotive ecosystem.Learn More
Intelligent automotive solution ecosystem
As part of our "Platform + Ecosystem" strategy, we have worked with more than 300 upstream and downstream partners from across the automotive industry to build an intelligent automotive ecosystem.
Car manufacturing has shifted to an ecosystem model that involves many different domains. Huawei has opened up three platforms – the intelligent digital vehicle platform iDVP, intelligent driving computing platform MDC, and HarmonyOS Intelligent Cockpit platform – to provide a digital foundation and development tools for creating intelligent vehicles. More than 300 partners have joined us on these three platforms, accelerating the transition to intelligent vehicles.
- Through iDVP, Huawei helped set up the Software-Defined Vehicle Working Group at the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. This group has attracted more than 70 component partners, marking an important step towards software-defined vehicles.
- The MDC ecosystem has attracted more than 70 partners for intelligent driving.
- Through the HarmonyOS Intelligent Cockpit platform, we have established partnerships with over 150 hardware and software providers to rapidly develop intelligent cockpit solutions that support multi-device collaboration in all scenarios.
- Huawei has been deeply involved in the SparkLink Alliance, which is committed to driving innovation and building an ecosystem for next-generation short-distance wireless communications technology in the intelligent automotive sector.
Creating Social Value
Huawei works tirelessly to boost employment and the economies of the countries and regions where we operate as part of our larger "Glocalization" strategy. This includes efforts such as hiring locally, investing locally, procuring locally, and establishing research facilities locally.
- Huawei ranked second in the European Commission's 2021 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard released in December. Huawei established its first European R&D center in Sweden in 2000, and now has 23 R&D centers across Europe.
- Huawei ranked eighth in Forbes' World's Best Employers 2021. Despite many internal and external challenges, Huawei continued its global recruitment of tech talent and created jobs locally.
ICT technologies directly create value and drive immense indirect value by transforming other industries. New ICT technologies can help improve organizational and social productivity, leading to even greater social benefits as they see wider adoption in the industrial, agricultural, financial, and transportation sectors, among others. Huawei is already exploring applications of 5G tailored for over 20 industries.
- In mines, 5G is used to remotely control underground shearers, roadheaders, and railcars. This improves the working environment for miners by freeing them from unsafe underground operations and greatly enhances the production safety of coal mines.
- In steel mills, 5G-enabled remote control systems increase efficiency and reduce employee exposure to excessively hot and noisy working environments.
- In precision manufacturing, 5G is applied in various scenarios, including machine vision and AR-assisted maintenance. It makes factories more automated, more intelligent, more productive, and capable of flexible manufacturing.
- In the chemical industry where flammables, explosives, high temperatures, and toxic chemicals pose regular safety hazards, 5G-powered inspection robots and mobile monitors are deployed to capture video from the factory floor for 24/7 analysis, allowing for more accurate hazard prediction.
Thanks to intelligent technologies, underground operations at a coal mine in Shaanxi province, China, now rely on few or even no staff, making the coal mine safer, greener, and more productive.
Huawei is committed to open collaboration and innovation to help build thriving industry ecosystems. We help incubate local ICT industry ecosystems and support local digital economies by providing open platforms for local partners, SMEs, and individual developers.
- Huawei was named among the top 25 Global Corporate Startup Stars by the European Commission's Startup Europe Partnership initiative, in recognition of its contributions to startup development. Through Huawei Cloud infrastructure and Huawei Mobile Services, we are helping startups grow, develop new products, and expand into new markets. We also enable tech startups by giving them access to cloud-native, AI, big data, and other technologies.
- In France, our Digital InPulse program has helped more than 80 startups tap into international markets over the past eight years.
In a digital economy, digital talent is the key to digital transformation and economic growth. Digital skills and literacy are essential to the development of the digital economy. As per the United Nations, they are also a basic human right in the digital era.
- Since 2008, Huawei has launched or sponsored multiple talent development programs and competitions at the global, regional, and country levels, including scholarship programs, Seeds for the Future, Huawei ICT Academy, Huawei Developers Training, Huawei Cloud Developer Institute, Women in Tech, and Technology for Education (e.g., DigiSchool, DigiTruck, and SmartBus). We have already invested more than US$150 million into these programs as part of our commitment to local ICT talent development, and 1.54 million people from over 150 countries have benefited from them.
- In 2021, Huawei announced Seeds for the Future Program 2.0 at its "Tech & Sustainability: Everyone's Included" forum. As part of this program, we will invest US$150 million in digital talent development over the next five years and we expect this effort to benefit more than three million additional people.
In September 2021, Huawei combined multiple training programs to create the Seeds for the Future Women in Tech program in Ghana, the first session of which provided AI training for 50 female college students.
Leaving no one behind in the digital world: Huawei launched its TECH4ALL initiative to promote digital inclusion for all. The goal of the initiative is to bring digital technology to every person, home, and organization. We run projects together with our partners and are making technology more inclusive by investing in technology, applications, and skills.
- 110,000+ teachers and students from 400+ schools, as well as many unemployed young people, have been able to access the Internet and improve their digital skills and scientific and technological literacy through TECH4ALL projects
- 32 protected areas in 25 countries have used digital technology to more efficiently conserve natural resources and biodiversity with the help of TECH4ALL projects
- 4.4 million+ visually impaired users and 800,000+ hearing impaired users use the accessibility features on Huawei devices each month, enjoying the convenience of technology
- 60 million people in remote areas across 70+ countries have been connected through Huawei's RuralStar solution
Taking responsibility to build trust: Cyber security and privacy protection are a top priority at Huawei, and we continue to invest and remain transparent in both areas. We have worked to improve our software engineering capabilities and practices, build resilient networks, develop trustworthy and high-quality products, and support stable network operations and business continuity.
- 70+ cyber security certifications were awarded to Huawei, giving our customers internationally recognized security assurances
- 20,000+ requests from data subjects were promptly and effectively handled by Huawei, respecting and protecting user privacy
- 35 Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certificates were awarded to Huawei in 28 countries and regions across five continents, ensuring supply chain security
- 180+ major incidents where Huawei supported stable network operations
Contributing to a clean, efficient, low-carbon, and circular economy: We are committed to minimizing our environmental impact in manufacturing, operations, and over the entire lifecycles of our products and services. Huawei's innovative products and solutions help industries reduce their energy consumption and emissions, and contribute to the circular economy. We actively work with all our industry partners to shrink our carbon footprint.
- 98% of our top 100 suppliers and energy-intensive suppliers set carbon emissions reduction targets as encouraged by Huawei
- 17.6 million+ kWh of electricity was generated by the PV plants on Huawei campuses
- 848,000 fewer tons of GHG emissions as a result of Huawei buying 1.75 billion kWh of electricity from clean sources
- 89% less plastic was used in the packaging of our P50 flagship phones compared to the P40 series, with plastic accounting for less than 1% of the packaging
Collaborating for the common good: We operate with integrity and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and continue to enhance sustainability risk management. We work to ensure that our employees can develop and realize their personal value. We conduct due diligence on our global supply chain to ensure its sustainability. We actively contribute to the communities we operate in. Our goal is to work with all industry partners to build a healthy and harmonious industry ecosystem.
- CNY15 billion+ invested in employee benefits
- 47 hours of training received annually by every Huawei employee on average
- 1,600+ major suppliers received risk ratings from Huawei, representing more than 90% of our procurement spending
- 427 charitable activities run by Huawei worldwide
Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Challenges and Opportunities
We live in a highly interconnected world, where the physical and digital realms are converging and network boundaries are increasingly blurred. Cyber security and privacy protection are ever more important. Over the past year, a succession of critical vulnerabilities, supply chain attacks, and advanced persistent threats (APTs) emerged. Cyber security threats have become ubiquitous, arising in products, services, operations, internal IT systems, supply chains, code, and personnel. Governments around the world are paying greater attention to cyber security and privacy protection, and have adopted laws and regulations to strengthen the governance of cyberspace and protect personal data. With the rising role and importance of data in all parts of our lives, data protection and compliant data use are becoming a basic requirement.
As digital transformation accelerates across industries, the application of new technologies – such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, and big data – brings with it opportunities, but also risks. We need to consider how to meet the increasingly strict compliance requirements of regulators, and how to provide secure and trustworthy products and services that fulfill our commitments to customers. We also need to embrace a defense-in-depth approach to provide better security, ensure business continuity, and improve efficiency and customer experience while all the time protecting user privacy.
Over the past three decades, we have built more than 1,500 networks together with carriers, and helped millions of enterprises with their digital transformation. During this time, we have connected over three billion people around the world and maintained a solid track record in security. With digital transformation picking up pace, we are acutely aware that cyber security will become a cornerstone of the future digital world. Business success will not be achieved without security, trustworthiness, and privacy protection. We continue to place cyber security and privacy protection as a top priority. We are committed to confronting cyber security and privacy challenges and opportunities through management transformation, technological innovation, and open collaboration. We want to foster a better life for all in the future digital world by offering secure and trustworthy products, solutions, and services where personal data is lawfully used and always protected.
Building secure and trustworthy products, solutions, and services to help customers strengthen cyber resilience
We continuously optimize our end-to-end cyber security and privacy protection assurance system, making sure that each domain is constantly refined and up-to-date:
Deepening trustworthiness transformation to enhance software engineering capabilities and cyber resilience, and building secure, trustworthy, and quality products and solutions
In 2021, we improved our internal off-the-shelf components of trustworthy technologies and product design platforms, and implemented the clean code mechanism to continuously improve code quality and reduce vulnerabilities. We also enhanced threat analysis and trustworthy design, bringing improvements to the security and resilience capabilities of products and solutions. We incorporated the software engineering capability enhancements into the Integrated Product Development Lifecycle (IPD 12.0).
In terms of organizational changes, we strengthened the integration and continuous development of common security capabilities. We set up a corporate-level vulnerability management center based on the Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) to enhance common vulnerability management capabilities. We also integrated the Trustworthiness Enabling Department and IT Equipment Department at the product line level to help implement software engineering capabilities through IT systems.
- Consolidating privacy governance to respect and protect user privacy
We comply with privacy protection laws and regulations in the countries and regions in which we operate. In 2016, we established a unified privacy governance framework in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With successive personal data protection laws – such as China's Personal Information Protection Law – being enacted and cross-border data transfer requirements being imposed in different regions and countries, we have continuously improved our governance architecture and technical capabilities, and incorporated privacy protection and cross-border data transfer requirements into R&D, services, operations, and other aspects. Based on the governance architecture and processes, we developed a series of IT tools and platforms to improve compliance effectiveness and management maturity, and provided transparent and clear compliance processes and results. We handled over 20,000 data subject requests in a timely and effective manner, protecting the rights of data subjects. We conducted 30 internal and external audits in different countries across business domains, and multiple subsidiaries have obtained internationally recognized privacy protection certifications, ensuring that our privacy policies are effectively implemented and independently validated.
- Helping customers manage security risks through technological innovation
We continue to research, explore, and implement cutting-edge fundamental technologies, such as cryptography, AI trustworthiness, confidential computing, and differential privacy. Furthermore, we accelerate the application of security technology solutions to products, and continue to introduce vulnerability mitigation, advanced threat detection, data protection, and other technologies into ICT products, improving security and resilience.
Take 5G base stations as an example. We deploy a wide range of functions – including software integrity check in the boot state, runtime software integrity measurement, and one-click security configuration check – providing security verification, hardening, and detection capabilities. We also build intrinsic security for 5G to enable a more efficient integrated security protection system. In this way, we have significantly enhanced cyber resilience.
Additionally, we introduced application behavior detection and other functions under device-cloud synergy to mobile phones, further enhancing privacy protection capabilities. We released the AI situational awareness technology, which improves the attack detection and audit capabilities of AI models and protects AI model assets.
- Ensuring privacy and security of HarmonyOS users
HarmonyOS is a next-generation operating system that can run on a wide range of smart devices. It enables different smart devices to speak the same language, facilitating better connection and collaboration, and bringing a simple, smooth, continuous, secure, and reliable interaction experience in all scenarios.
At the outset, we emphasized the fundamental importance of consumer privacy and security and implemented a system security architecture and ecosystem management and control framework, in order to explicitly address these issues. With HarmonyOS, we have built a security architecture for the Super Device. It implements hierarchical device security management, trusted device connections, distributed access control, and a security collaboration platform, protecting the security of consumers.
Furthermore, we have built a HarmonyOS application management and control framework to ensure that applications are protected throughout the lifecycle, including the development, commissioning, release, installation, and running phases. In this way, we protect users from malicious applications and effectively ensure their privacy and security.
- Continuously enhancing secure and trustworthy service operations
We continue to invest in the development of IT-based capabilities for trustworthy operations and digitally ensure transparent and traceable network operations. We set up an operations trustworthiness lab to strengthen interconnection with global standards organizations and cutting-edge research and we continued to develop capabilities to address emerging cyber security challenges. Our data security management system for carrier service support passed the external System and Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) audit, demonstrating effective lifecycle management of such data. At the same time, we continued with the Network Safety Day campaign to increase cyber security awareness and risk control, working together with our customers to enhance cyber resilience.
- Steadily boosting awareness and professional capabilities among all employees
We encourage employees' continued participation in external professional cyber security and privacy protection certification programs. To date, more than 1,200 employees have obtained industry-recognized certifications, such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK). We have established a Cyber Security & Privacy Protection Knowledge Center and released more than 200 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), facilitating rapid sharing and transfer of knowledge within the organization.
In order to continuously improve cyber security and privacy protection awareness among all employees, we held the Cyber Security Awareness Month campaign, engaging about 150,000 employees online and offline through different activities. Such activities included messages from top-level management, expert lectures, knowledge quizzes, Capture the Flag competition, a cyber security technology conference, and a verification conference.
- Continuously strengthening cyber security risk management and capability building of the supply chain
We have established a comprehensive ISO 28000 compliant supply chain security management system to identify and control security risks in the end-to-end process from incoming materials to manufacturing and delivery to customers. We have developed industry-leading material security and trustworthiness specifications, security sourcing test standards, and supplier security and trustworthiness maturity standards. Suppliers must pass the security system certification and test before they are admitted.
In 2021, we conducted cyber security risk assessments of more than 4,000 suppliers worldwide, and recorded, tracked, and rectified the issues identified. We signed data processing or protection agreements with more than 5,000 suppliers and implemented privacy protection management requirements for suppliers to ensure compliance. We also optimized the security baselines and verification processes for manufacturing and supply availability, and implemented them in the production and delivery processes of new products.
Given the great importance we attach to supply chain security requirements around the world, we have now obtained 35 Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certificates in 28 countries and regions across five continents. We continue to build a thriving security ecosystem together with our partners, and 25 of our logistics service providers around the world have obtained Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) certificates. We continue to optimize our supply chain tracking system, which is capable of tracing software and hardware from incoming materials to customer delivery within hours, effectively supporting rapid rectification and risk mitigation.
- Increasing investment in third-party independent verification
We continue our cooperation with industry-recognized certification bodies to test our cyber security capabilities against international standards and best practices, providing customers with internationally recognized security assurance. In 2021, we obtained more than 70 cyber security certificates. For example, our 5G base station was the first to pass the NESAS/SCAS 2.0 evaluation in the industry; HarmonyOS obtained high-level Common Criteria certification; the Intelligent Automotive Solution Business Unit (IAS BU) was the world's first to obtain ISO/SAE 21434 certification for automotive cyber security; and digital power products obtained the IEC 62443 certificate.
Shared responsibility, joint capability building, and collaboration for shared success
Cyber security and privacy are a common challenge, one that all stakeholders – including governments, industry and standards organizations, enterprises, technology suppliers, and consumers – have a shared responsibility to confront. We reiterate our commitment to communicating and collaborating with all stakeholders in an open, transparent, and responsible manner so that we can jointly improve cyber security and privacy capabilities and address the challenges through technological innovation, knowledge sharing, standards development, verification, and other measures. We strive to continually improve cyber security and personal privacy, enabling everyone to enjoy all of the benefits brought by technological advances. In 2021, we made the following key achievements in external cooperation:
- In the mobile communications field, we submitted more than 400 cyber security proposals to 3GPP and GSMA, maintaining our longstanding industry-leading position. We also submitted proposals on remote attestation security architecture, interaction models, YANG data models, and campus IoT device access security to international standards organizations, such as ETSI, IETF, ITU-T, and CCS. These are just a few examples of our many continuous contributions to the development of industry security standards.
- China Mobile and Huawei set up a joint innovation center on 5G security in Zhejiang Province. To address typical cyber security requirements of industries, such as manufacturing and power grids, this center incubates different security solutions, including network element security risk detection, multi-access control over terminals, slice security isolation, and mobile edge computing security services. In this way, the center aims to continuously enhance the security capabilities of 5G networks, safeguarding digital transformation of industries. One of the center's key innovation achievements – 5G service-based security capability safeguards to support digital transformation in manufacturing – won first prize in the application security final of China's 4th Blossom Cup 5G Application Contest. This center was selected by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology as the 2021 innovation demonstration center for 5G application security.
- We became a member of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation-Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT), the world's third largest computer emergency response organization, and actively participated in the OIC-CERT 5G Security Working Group to develop a 5G cyber security framework for risk assessment and management, aiming to help member states improve their 5G cyber security management capabilities.
- In Indonesia, we renewed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cyber security cooperation with the National Cyber and Crypto Agency (BSSN), reaffirming our commitment to the sharing of cyber security knowledge, and supporting Indonesia's plan to develop cyber security and digital transformation professionals.
- In Germany, Huawei supported the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in the release of the AI Cloud Service Compliance Criteria Catalogue (AI C4) by providing relevant suggestions based on a use case pilot project. AI C4 is the industry's first security standard for AI cloud services. In December 2021, Huawei Cloud OCR service officially passed the AI C4 attestation conducted by an independent agency.
- In Malaysia, we worked with the national cyber security specialist agency CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) and mobile telecommunications provider Celcom to build a Cyber Security Test Lab (My5G), helping Malaysia improve cyber security capabilities and set the stage for 5G deployment. At the Cyber Security Malaysia Awards, Conference & Exhibition (CSM-ACE) in December, the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia released My5G, and Huawei was awarded "Cyber Security Innovation of the Year" by CSM.
- In Thailand, we worked with the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) to organize the participation of more than 600 professionals in the Cyber Top Talent competition, helping identify and select local cyber security talent. As part of the partnership with the NCSA, we will assist them in building a dedicated e-lab to provide in-depth training on cyber security technologies and standards for local organizations and talent.
- In Singapore, we joined the SG Cyber Safe Partnership Programme launched by the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) as an "Advocate" partner. We will deepen our cooperation with the CSA in product and service development and community outreach activities to further boost the cyber security awareness of local businesses and the public and promote cyber security best practices and good cyber security hygiene.
- In the UAE, we deepened our cooperation with the Cyber Security Council (CSC), and played an active role in the construction of the local cyber security ecosystem and the improvement of regional cyber security awareness and capabilities. We won the "Cybersecurity Company of the Year" and "Cybersecurity CEO of the Year" awards.
Huawei UAE Chief Security Officer reporting to the chairman of the CSC at the UAE Cyber Security Week
In June 2021, we opened our Global Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Transparency Center in Dongguan, China, providing a communication and collaboration platform. We are committed to strengthening communication and collaboration with stakeholders, promoting common security standards, technological innovation, security governance, testing, and verification, and more. We look forward to collaborating with all stakeholders to build cyber security and privacy protection capabilities, share value, and embrace both challenges and opportunities, to foster a better life for everyone in the future digital world.