Openness and Transparency

Huawei remains determined to communicate and collaborate with stakeholders in a manner that is characterized by openness and transparency; integrity and trustworthiness; and accountability. We strive to address cyber security and privacy protection challenges through technological innovation, standards development, and management improvements. We are relentless in our mission to help customers establish their own cyber resilience and risk mitigation strategies.

Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace

Huawei joined the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace. By becoming a member, we have made a public commitment to a secure and stable cyberspace built on trust. Through this platform, we will improve trust and security in cyberspace by working more closely with stakeholders such as governments, customers, industries, and international organizations. 

Huawei Cyber Security Transparency Centre

On March 5, 2019, Huawei unveiled a Cyber Security Transparency Centre in Brussels. The Centre serves as a platform where government agencies, technical experts, industry associations, and standards organizations can communicate and collaborate to address the issue of cyber security. Openness, transparency, and collaboration define the way the center operates. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, empower people, enrich life, and inspire innovation. 

The Centre has three major functions:

  • The Centre showcases Huawei's end-to-end cyber security practices, from strategies and supply chain to R&D and products and solutions.
  • The Centre facilitates communication and cooperation between Huawei and key stakeholders to explore and promote the development of security standards and verification mechanisms, facilitating technological innovation in cyber security across the industry.
  • The Centre provides a product security testing and verification platform and related services to Huawei customers. 
Cyber security

An cyber security and transparency center in Brusels

Since it opened, the Centre has received more than 1,500 visitors from governments, customers, the media, industry organizations, and standards organizations. Several verification and testing projects have been completed successfully. Moving forward, we welcome all stakeholders to use the platform to collaborate more closely on security standards, verification, and secure innovation. Together, we can improve security across the entire value chain and build mutual, verifiable trust.

Security Standards and Certification

Security Standards

Huawei advocates and promotes cyber security standards that are upheld globally. Huawei is also active in the events of industry standards organizations. We promote creating new standards organizations as technology and industries continue to evolve, making significant contributions to standards development.

As of the end of 2019, Huawei was an active member of more than 400 standards organizations, industry alliances, and open source communities, in which we held more than 400 key positions. We are on the board or executive committee of many organizations, including 3GPP, IETF, IIC, IEEE-SA, the Linux Foundation, BBF, ETSI, TMF, WFA, WWRF, CNCF, OpenStack, LFN, LFDL, IFAA, GP, CCSA, AII, CUVA, and VRIF.

Huawei is not only active in the existing industry standards organizations; we also support the establishment of new industry standards organizations to keep up with developments in technology and industry. For example, to address cyber security challenges in the ICT supply chain, Huawei was part of the Open Trusted Technology Forum (OTTF)'s efforts to develop standards. We worked with our industry partners and jointly released the Open Trusted Technology Supplier Standard V1.0.

Security Certification

Huawei believes that trust needs to be based on facts, facts need to be verifiable, and verification needs to be based on common standards. According to industry practices, certification based on common standards is the best way to address security issues and build trust.

Management system certification: Huawei's sustainability management system is aligned with ISO standards and has passed third-party certifications to ensure that our R&D and production processes are trustworthy. Huawei has also established an information security management system and supply chain security management system, which are ISO 27001- and ISO 28000-certified.

Product certification: We continue to work with authoritative certification organizations and third-party labs in the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden to obtain high-level certification. In 2019, our major products obtained more than 20 cyber security and privacy certifications inside and outside China. These include:

  • HongMeng Kernel: CC EAL5+ certification
  • HUAWEI CLOUD: World's first batch of ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification
  • EulerOS: CC EAL4+ certification
  • EMUI 10.0: ePrivacyseal
  • Kirin 990 5G chip: Financial security certification from the People's Bank of China

Cyber Security and Privacy Protection White Papers

In May 2019, Huawei published a 5G security white paper covering how experts from industry and standards organizations ensure that 5G security risks can be managed through security protocols and standards. The paper also describes the security assurance mechanisms and the technical measures that Huawei has adopted for all its equipment. It offers recommendations for carriers on how to securely deploy and operate 5G networks and calls on all stakeholders to play their part in improving 5G security. 

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2019, Huawei released the white paper Thinking Ahead About AI Security and Privacy Protection at the summit focusing on how to build a comprehensive AI security and privacy protection system. The paper analyzes the three major challenges relating to AI security and privacy protection: technical reliability, social impact, and timely legislation. It also gives a summary of actionable governance practices, including trustworthy technical solution planning and a shared responsibility model for AI security and privacy protection governance. In the paper, Huawei also asks every role to contribute to the healthy development of AI.    

Tech4all environment

Open Communication

There are no backdoors in Huawei products, and our front door remains wide open. In 2019, we hosted over 4,500 journalists, more than 3,000 experts and researchers, and over 1,000 government delegations from around the world at our headquarters in Shenzhen. They visited our labs, production lines, our Shareholding Room, and countless other facilities. Huawei executives gave nearly 300 speeches and interviews, reflecting a sharp increase in proactive engagement.

Cyber security

African and Middle Eastern media outlets interview Ren Zhengfei on October 20, 2019

Regular Press Conferences

Over the past year, we have held 20 press conferences to pass on first-hand information to our customers, partners, the media, and the general public. Some of these gatherings include:

  • The unveiling of our Kunpeng and Ascend processors, including an in-depth analysis on the trillion-dollar computing industry.
  • Press conferences for the release of our sustainability report and white paper on intellectual property, demonstrating Huawei's confidence in the company's sustained operations and commitment to fulfilling its social responsibilities.
  • Huawei Innovation Days in Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, where we shared our thoughts and innovations with regard to future technology.
  • The opening of the Huawei Cyber Security Transparency Centre in Brussels and the release of Huawei's Position Paper on Cyber Security to elucidate our approach to, and policies on, cyber security.