Today Huawei released its position paper on cyber security. This paper sets out the company's philosophies and policies on cyber security. It also provides Huawei’s view on the issues and suggested solutions. This paper aims to help governments, the industry, and other stakeholders correctly analyze the issues and find effective solutions.
Information and communications technology (ICT) is unlocking the enormous potential of the digital economy. However, the rapid development of digital technologies brings new security challenges. Security is the key to building trust in the digital world and ensuring the ICT industry has a positive impact on economies.
Today’s cyber security is increasingly intertwined with many issues and sometimes hard to see the truth.Under such complicated circumstances, we should allow the facts to speak for themselves, as this is the most rational approach. Huawei encourages all stakeholders in the digital ecosystem to evaluate risks in a rational, objective, and evidence-based manner. If we focus our attention on irrelevant factors like vendors' country of origin, it will only make assessing the security issue more complicated and lead to uncontrollable outcomes. As such, we will be unable to achieve our security goals.
Cyber security involves many elements and stakeholders. An all-industry, full-society approach to collaboration is essential to enhancing systematic cyber security governance for everyone. The following actions would greatly benefit cyber security:
1. Governments and industry organizations should work together to create unified cyber security standards. These should be technology neutral standards that apply equally to all companies and networks. The telecom industry has a long history of developing shared standards in order to promote the continuity, reliability, and interoperability of telecom networks.
2. Once we have unified cyber security standards, we should embrace independent verification across the board. The ICT industry needs to establish third-party cyber security verification mechanisms for all industries and companies. This will ensure any cyber security related conclusion is based on facts, not feelings. Verifiable facts and unified verification standards will, in turn, lead to objective results that enable organizations to compare and choose products based on their security requirements.
Cyber security is the top priority at Huawei. We are committed to supporting the secure and stable operations of customer networks. Over the past three decades, Huawei has operated in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over three billion people worldwide. Our equipment has never caused a large-scale network breakdown, and we have never experienced any serious cyber security breach. Huawei will continue delivering secure and high-quality services for both the telecom and ICT industries.