Calls for global 3rd party assurance to cyber security in keynote address at MWC 201
Guo Ping, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman, calls for international collaboration on industry standards and appeals to governments across the world to listen to cyber security experts. His requests come during a keynote speech at Mobile World Congress 2019.
Huawei is the first company to deploy 5G networks at scale, Guo said. His MWC 2019 keynote address – “Bringing you 5G safer, faster, smarter” – outlined how Huawei has developed the most powerful, simple, and intelligent 5G networks in the world, and argued that such innovation is nothing without security. He urges the industry and governments and intelligent 5G networks in the world, and argued that such innovation is nothing without security. He urges the industry and governments to work together and adopt unified cyber security standards.
Guo responded to recent allegations directed at Huawei by the U.S. government and called for fact-based regulation, referring to the recommendations made by GSMA, the industry organization for mobile network operators worldwide, for governments and mobile operators to work together.
“To build a secure cyber environment for everyone, we need standards, we need fact-based regulation, and we need to work together.”
“To build a system that we all can trust, we need aligned responsibilities, unified standards, and clear regulation.”
“I fully agree with recent recommendations: Governments and mobile operators should work together to agree upon Europe’s assurance testing and certification regime. NESAS is a very good idea and I would recommend extending it to the world.”
“Huawei has not and will never plant backdoors. And we will never allow anyone else to do so in our equipment.”
The irony is that the US CLOUD Act allows their governmental entities to access data across borders.