Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cyber Security and Huawei

Despite optimistic growth forecasts, Huawei fight again and again against Western countries who continue to assert that the company infringes on cyber security.  At the root of these problems, the chain charges of dumping by Western governments but also and especially cyber espionage. According to the Intelligence Committee of the U.S. Congress, Huawei have strong collusion with the Chinese Communist Party, who would be capable of transmitting confidential information. Suspicions fueled by the fact that Ren Zhengfei, founder of the group is a former engineer PLA.

However, there is as yet no concrete evidence to suggest that Huawei has actually worked with the Chinese government for cyber espionage. According to Stewart Baker, a former assistant of the Department of Federal Security, the U.S. government does not even know clearly identify which suppliers and assemblers are influenced or subsidized by the Chinese government. The reason for the knee-jerk reaction of Western governments is she really a precautionary or rather a form of economic protectionism? Telecom contracts group, which is currently second-largest supplier of telecommunications equipment behind Ericsson continue in effect multiplying.

Guo Ping, CEO of the firm, was quick to respond to the escalation of radical measures to prevent the company to expand in the West assured that there had never been any incidents their products threatening computer network security. And he quoted, since they are the key suppliers of US networks there is no possibility of threat in terms of security for the US and he confidently assured that they will overcome the challenges and problems in a spirit of fairness and transparency  In December 2010, Huawei had already opened an assessment centre for cyber security, to publish tests to ensure the good faith of the company and providing concrete evidence to Western giants resistance of the material to cyber attacks.

It is true that Huawei is a company known for being at the forefront of technology. Therefore, the U.S. edition of Huffington Post questioned the character of the productive measures against blocking access to the U.S. market from Huawei. Paradoxically, wanting to protect themselves from cyber attacks, the U.S. government could make it more vulnerable to such attacks.A dozen technology companies have recently sent a letter to Congress stating that the bill is to restrict purchases of Chinese equipment actually preventing the United States from acquiring technology, placing the country "in below the curve of innovation in the field of security. "

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