Openness and Transparency

Over the past 30 years, Huawei has worked with carriers to build more than 1,500 networks, providing network services to over 3 billion people in more than 170 countries and regions. Our customers can testify that Huawei products have never caused a major security incident. Together with our customers, we will maintain this track record.

Huawei is a global company, and we have a deep understanding of and comply with laws and regulations around the world. We use the certainty of legal compliance to deal with the uncertainty of international politics.

Huawei has not been subject to any legal obligation to install or allow others to install backdoors in Huawei equipment. Nor have we had any legal obligation to collect intelligence for any person or organization. In the future, we will continue to deal with any requests to provide improper information by strictly adhering to the rights and procedures specified by the law. Everything we do is focused on our customers. This means we will do everything in our power to protect the legitimate rights and interests of our customers and users.

Huawei's Board of Directors has reinforced the fact that cyber security and privacy protection are and will remain Huawei's top priorities. In accordance with this ongoing position, Huawei has taken many steps and measures to continue this journey.

We have established effective cyber security collaboration and communication mechanisms with the governments of many countries, including the UK, Canada, Germany, and France. 

Moving forward, technology will continue to evolve and new security risks will emerge, which will require more open and candid communication and closer collaboration. In the future, we will build similar open and transparent security management mechanisms in other parts of the world as required. We will work more closely with governments and our customers and have more dialogues about the value of ICT and what we can do, collectively, to increase protection.

In this era of globalization, all ICT equipment vendors rely on a global supply chain. The digital infrastructure of the future will inevitably be the result of multi-vendor convergence and collaboration. From a security perspective, we must avoid a closed or narrow-minded approach to cyber security. Instead, we must communicate proactively, enhance transparency, and openly collaborate on a global scale to ensure cyber security and privacy protection can truly safeguard the digital transformation of industries worldwide.

To meet the new challenges that will emerge in the cloud and mobile era, Huawei must ensure cyber security and protect privacy. These are the top priorities that underpin our future survival. We will continue to work with our customers and users to improve capabilities and share value in terms of cyber security and privacy protection.

Huawei's AI Security White Paper

In recent years, the volume of data has kept growing. Computing power is constantly on the rise. Machine learning methodologies and systems continue to evolve. These developments have driven the widespread adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. AI is a game changer for network security: It can be used to build more advanced defense systems, such as malware and attack detection systems, but it can be also exploited by bad actors to launch more effective attacks. The security of mission-critical AI applications is therefore more important than ever. This means that it is essential to build robust AI systems that are immune to external interference.

Huawei is dedicated to AI security research. We aim to provide a secure AI application environment that users can trust, and contribute to an AI-enabled intelligent world.

We have released an AI Security White Paper to address AI security challenges as well as technologies for security protection. This white paper explores the security of AI from the perspective of protecting the integrity and confidentiality of AI models and data, and thus preventing attackers from changing inference results or stealing data. The white paper proposes three layers of defense for deploying AI systems: attack mitigation, model security, and architecture security.

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