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Cyber Security Expert Andy Purdy Appointed Chief Security Officer for Huawei USA

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Donald A. (Andy) Purdy Jr. as Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Huawei USA, effective July 9. 

Mr. Purdy will oversee Huawei USA's cyber security assurance strategy and system, and support the global security system adopted by all of the company's business groups and departments, including R&D, supply chain, marketing and sales, project delivery and technical service. Mr. Purdy will be based in the U.S. and he will report to the Senior Huawei Representative to the U.S. and the Global Cyber Security Officer. This appointment reflects Huawei's long-term commitment to provide innovative and secure products and solutions to U.S. operators and customers.  

"As a leader in the ICT industry, we take the global challenge of cyber security seriously. Andy's expertise in cyber security issues will help us continue to assure the security of our cloud computing, infrastructure and device solutions and better serve our global customers' needs," said John Suffolk, Huawei's Global Cyber Security Officer.

Prior to joining Huawei USA, Mr. Purdy served as a leading cyber security strategist in both the public and private sectors in the U.S.

About Huawei

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.   For more information, visit Huawei online: www.huawei.com.

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CONTACT: Francis Hopkins, +1-202-289-5894, francis.hopkins@huawei.com

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