The FINANCIAL -- Huawei has signed an MOU with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) to cooperate in cloud security integration, jointly promote industry cloud security standards and build a more open and secure cloud ecosystem.
As cloud computing technologies mature, traditional ICT infrastructure is being cloudified, and services are migrating to the cloud. However, security incidents, such as cloud attacks and penetration have increased significantly making security a major concern in the ICT industry. In addition to increasing investment in cloud security, both suppliers and customers are seeking to promote security best practices and solutions, according to Huawei.
Huawei joined the CSA in 2012 and has since upgraded its membership to an executive enterprise level member in January 2017. The MoU signed by Huawei and CSA includes the formulation and deployment of cloud security standards, establishment of cloud computing emerging technology security assessment standards and security related issues. In addition, the two parties will cooperate in cloud security consulting services and integrate service resources around the world to ensure customers receive the best service support.
CSA CEO Jim Reavis said: “CSA being a leader in more than 30 countries, which includes telecom carriers, IT/Network security vendors and cloud computing providers, continuously provides cutting-edge research results and excellent best practices for the industry. Huawei is an important member and partner of CSA. CSA and Huawei will strengthen its relationship for mutual advantage and will contribute more to the industry. We are grateful for the extensive contributions made by Huawei to the Cloud Computing Security Technology Requirements (CSTR) standard released by the CSA in the China Region.”
Huawei Service Ecosystem Management VP Trevor Cheung said: "Huawei has rich practices in supporting carriers' cloudified transformation, while CSA has a mature cloud security alliance and ecosystem. This cooperation will enrich Huawei's practices with CSA's and continuously optimize industry cloud security standards to provide more secure integration solutions for customers. "
Huawei has invested in four interconnected Cloud Open Labs in Beijing, Langfang, Xi'an, and Shenzhen. This enables our customers with ecosystem establishment, pre-integration, pre-verification, and joint innovation. Huawei and CSA will also incubate and verify cloud security solutions at our Cloud Open Labs.