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Huawei Applauds U.S. Executive Order Calling Enhanced Collaboration and Standards to Address Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, welcomes President Obama's Executive Order to enhance the sharing of cyber threat information and the establishment of a cybersecurity framework incorporating industry standards to protect critical infrastructure.  These initiatives are in line with Huawei's focus on standard-setting as well as facilitated information sharing and collaboration among governments and the private sector internationally.

Specifically, Huawei supports U.S. policy designed to "enhance the security and resilience of the critical infrastructure," and to encourage "efficiency, innovation, and economic prosperity while promoting safety, security, business confidentiality, privacy, and civil liberties." As is reflected in the Executive Order, it is essential that governments and private companies work together to facilitate the sharing of timely and actionable cyber threat information, and collaborate to identify standards and best practices that can be assessed, measured, and improved.

"The effort in the U.S. will provide the public and private sector with a call to action for both enhanced information sharing and the development of standards to assist the critical infrastructure companies in protecting themselves. These efforts move beyond discourse and should result in concrete steps to tackle security issues," commented Huawei Global Security Officer John Suffolk. "The time has come to stop talking about the threat, stop talking about the challenges and begin to act, which is what this Executive Order represents."

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Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population.

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