Huawei Became Executive Corporate Member of Cloud Security Alliance

[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.

About Huawei
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established anend-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company  fully owned by its employees.

Tech talk “Safe Browsing & Evolving Security Threats”

CSA, PISA, ISC2 (HK Chapter), PolyU and Google jointly organised a security tech talk. Parisa Tabriz of Google (Google’s “Security Princess”) will be in Hong Kong to share her experience on Safe Browsing and browser security on Feb 6 2017 (Mon) from 7pm – 9pm.

Details of the Event:

Event Safe Browsing & Evolving Security Threats
Speaker Parisa Tabriz, Head of Chrome Security, Google (LinkedIn profile)
Date February 6, 2017 (Monday)
Time 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (1.5 CPE)
Venue Room V322, Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Map)
Language English

Please register here


Certify your skills in cloud security and IT workforce outlook 2017

Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong and Macau Chapter will work with Kornerstone to organise a workshop for IT professionals who are interested to better understand the outlook of cloud security in 2017 and how will it influence the industry environment.

“Certify your skills in cloud security and IT workforce outlook 2017” Workshop
: 19 January 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm (networking 5:00-5:30pm)
Venue: 15/F, Hip Shing Hong Center, 55 Des Voeux Road, Central
Speaker: Mr. Anthony Lim, Director, Cloud Security Alliance APAC
– New trends in cloud security and cloud data security
– What skills will be in great demand in 2017
– Networking opportunity with cloud leaders

Admission: Free (by Invitation Only). Registration on first-come-first-served basis

Details and


CSA HKM Knowledge Sharing Event – January 2017

CSA Knowledge Sharing Event provides an excellent opportunity for cybersecurity professionals to discuss the latest trends and developments in IT and in the process build a close-knitted cybersecurity community in Hong Kong and Macau.

This month we have invited Mr Jeffrey Lau, Platform Lead of Ribose to deliver a talk entitled “Management of SaaS-specific risks”.


SaaS providers have exploded in numbers in recent years. Practically every organization today has adopted SaaS services in one way or another. However, given the ease of adoption, coupled with a consumer-driven and instant gratification mindset, organizations often onboard SaaS services without necessary precaution and scrutiny.

By nature of the cloud, SaaS services are subject to much greater threats than traditional IT. Without proper management of SaaS risks, SaaS services can easily become the weakest link in your organization, potentially endangering organization survival. In this session, we will enumerate risks and mitigation measures of adopting SaaS services from the cloud customer’s perspective to help protect your organization from SaaS-specific threats.

Presented by Jeffrey Lau, co-lead of the privacy practice at Ribose and member of CSA’s SaaS Governance workgroup, this session explains the notion of SaaS-specific risks including privacy risks, and best practices in managing them in this age of uncertainty.


Jeffrey is Ribose’s Platform Lead, responsible for service-wide improvements of the Ribose secure collaboration platform. With a decade of software engineering experience, he holds bachelors and masters degrees in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. He is passionate in protecting individual privacy rights, particularly on the privacy impact of technology as well as methods to mitigate them through technology. Jeffrey is a part of the CSA SaaS Governance and Internet of Things working groups, serves technical committees at the OpenID Foundation and is a lead auditor in information security management systems (ISO/IEC 27001), IT service management (ISO/IEC 20000-1) as well as business continuity management systems (ISO 22301).

Please do not miss this opportunity to learn from the expert and get connected with your peers.

Participants can claim 1.5 CPE.

DATE: January 5, 2017 (Thursday)

TIME: 4:30 – 6:30 pm

VENUE: Room Z414, Core Z, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom


Security Seminar – Build a Secure Cyberspace 2016 – Protect Data, Secure Transaction

Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter is proud to support a security seminar enetitled Build a Secure Cyberspace 2016 – Protect Data, Secure Transaction” on November 25, 2016.  This event is jointly organised by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) and the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT).

In this seminar, information security experts will introduce related security best practices and share their experience on how to protect information systems and assets, so that everyone can continue to enjoy the advantages of electronic and online transactions as well as the convenience and fun brought about by technology.  Details are:

Title:                       Build a Secure Cyberspace 2016 – Protect Data, Secure Transaction
Date:                       25 November 2016 (Friday)
Time:                       9:30 a.m. – 5:35 p.m. (registration starts at 9:15 a.m.)
Venue:                    Conference Hall, 4/F, HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon
Target Audience:   AM session: SMEs, NGOs, Businesses, Management, IT Professional
                                 PM session: General Public (Students, and Citizens)

For more details, please visit the event page:


CSA HKM supports Asia Internet Symposium Hong Kong

Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter is proud to support the Asia Internet Symposium Hong Kong on November 11.  Details of the event are:

Event:                  Asia Internet Symposium Hong Kong
Theme:                Shaping our Lives with Internet of Things: the Angels and the Devils
Date:                    November 11, 2016
Time:                   10:00am – 5:30pm
Venue:                Cyberport Hong Kong
Language:          English

CSA Greater China Summit- October 25, 2016

The Cloud Security High-Level Forum and Cloud Security Alliance Greater China Region Summit 2016 will be held in Beijing on October 25, 2016.

With a theme of “Shape the Cloud, Secure the Dragon”, the conference is co-hosted by CSA GCR and the Cyber Security Association of China.  It will invite government officials, influential IT and security experts and scholars to discuss the importance of security strategies for cloud computing.

For details please visit

CSA HKM supports DCD Converged Hong Kong 2016

Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter is proud to support the DatacenterDynamics Converged Hong Kong 2016 on November 9.  Details of the event are:

Event:                   DCD Converged Hong Kong 2016
Theme:                The Future of Smart Mobility
Date:                    November 9, 2016
Time:                   9:00am – 4:30pm
Venue:                Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, Wanchai
Language:          English

CSA HKM supports Digital Entreprenuer Leadership Forum 2016

Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter is proud to support the Digital Entreprenuer Leadership Forum 2016 organised by Cyberport, Hong Kong Productivity Council and Hong Kong Automobile Association on October 6.  Details of the event are:

Event:                   Digital Entreprenuer Leadership Forum 2016
Theme:                The Future of Smart Mobility
Date:                    October 6, 2016
Time:                   9:00am – 5:30pm
Venue:                Function Rooms, Level 3, Cyberport 3 (Core E)
Language:          English