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Huawei Receives “Cyber Security Innovation of The Year” Award from Cybersecurity Malaysia

[Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 26, 2018] Huawei today announced that it has won the “Cyber Security Innovation of the Year” Award at the 10th Cyber Security Malaysia – Awards, Conference and Exhibition (CSM-ACE). The awards are organized by CyberSecurity Malaysia, the national cyber security specialist agency and held in collaboration with the National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA), endorsed by the National Security Council and supported by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia and Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change (MESTECC).  

The winning product, Huawei SDSec solution aims to help enterprises tackle current and new security threats. It is for the first time that a solution uses AI (Artificial Intelligence) and software-defined security to coordinate networks equipment and security devices to work together. Intelligent threat detection and response helps customers mitigate next generation network security risks.   

The Malaysia Cyber Security Awards were created to honor individuals and organizations who contributed to Malaysia's cyber security or information security. The awards are conferred in recognition of their innovativeness, commitment, industry / product / service leadership, and sound business strategies. Huawei has been recognized for constantly updating its security concept and approach to address the challenges of new technologies, shifting from perimeter defense, to defense in depth. Huawei integrates security requirements into the entire product development process and makes sure that cyber security is closely integrated with R&D processes. This development plays an important role in safeguarding the Malaysian ICT network. 

On conferring the award, Dato’ Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab, CEO, CyberSecurity Malaysia said, “It is with great pleasure we recognize Huawei Malaysia's contribution in raising the standards of cyber security in the industry. Cyber security is becoming the need of the hour with constant advancement of technology and the growing dependence of businesses and everyday lives. Experts require thorough understanding of potential security issues, to be able to confront the challenges effectively. Huawei Malaysia well deserves this award as they implement security into product design, and they are subjected to independent tests, assessments and verifications in order to offer continuous top security assurance for customers. This product support will be useful to build a more resilient network in Malaysia to fuel sustainable economic growth.”

Mr. Lauhde Mika ILari, Vice-President, Cyber Security & Privacy, Global PACD, Huawei Technologies said, “It is our great honor to receive this prestigious award. At Huawei, we feel Security itself has become a major subject of innovation in technology and application. We also believe that new challenges are not an excuse for standing still. Instead we take active measures to address the challenges. As a leading global ICT solutions provider, Huawei actively researches cutting-edge security technologies, in the aim of using more advanced solutions to overcome the challenges brought by current technologies. Huawei looks forward to working further with Malaysian government organizations and customers to provide the best-possible security assurance and ensure a safer and more secure cyber world for all.”

For the past 17 years, Huawei Malaysia has grown from having only a few employees into an ICT solutions provider with over 2,500 employees, with 70% of them being local staff. Huawei is serving key Malaysian operators.