[Shenzhen, China, January 24, 2017] Huawei today announced that it has become an executive corporate member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). CSA is committed to ensuring the security of cloud services and has nine executive corporate members now. Executive members receive special access to the CSA leadership team and board of directors via a special advisory group, the Executive Membership Council.
Huawei joined CSA in 2012 and contributed to several working groups such as the virtualization working group. Huawei is the main contributor of CSA “Mitigating Risks in a Virtualized Environment White Paper” and also helped to create an ISO/IECJTC1 virtualization security standards on behalf of CSA. Based on the contributions to CSA and industry, Huawei got the CSA International Standardization Council (ISC) member seat amongst 10 seats in 2014. ISC’s responsibility is tocoordinate all aspects of standardization efforts within CSA.
Asa leading provider of cloud computing solutions, Huawei’s CSA Executive membership is part of the company’s commitment to developing more open,cooperative and secure cloud ecosystems. Huawei will work with CSA and its members to advance their innovative efforts, such as the Cloud component specification working group and cloud security services management working group, to ensure that users of cloud services have confidence in the security of their information. Huawei is willing to utilize its expertise and advocate more CSA members to work together to provide more secure cloud services.
“Through our partnership with global telecommunications operators and cloud service providers such as China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, and Telefonica, Huawei has developed valuable real life experience on security of information and control in the cloud. We look forward to working with the Cloud Security Alliance as an executive member to share that expertise to the betterment of the cloud computing industry,” said John Suffolk, Global Cyber Security & Privacy Protection Officer (GSPO) of Huawei.
“In 2012, we welcomed Huawei joining the group of industry leaders that comprises CSA,” said Jim Reavis, Co-founder and CEO of CSA. “As a trusted partner to most of the world’s top network operators, we now welcome Huawei’s expertise and contributions to both ourongoing and new research initiatives that continue to improve the security of cloud computing.”
“Huawei has been an important partner of CSA for many years. We are glad to know that Huawei is willing to further its engagement with CSA by joining us as an executive corporate member. With the two new research projects that we will be working on together, we hope to address critical assurance issues in our journey to the cloud.” Said Aloysius Cheang, Executive Vice President Asia Pacific of CSA.