Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer Huawei today announced the appointment of John Suffolk as its Global Cyber Security Officer ("GCSO"), effective October 1.
Suffolk will report directly to Huawei's CEO, and will be in charge of developing Huawei's cyber security assurance strategy and system, managing and supervising its implementation. The system will be adopted globally by all business groups and across all departments including R&D, supply chain, marketing and sales, project delivery and technical service. As Huawei's GCSO, Suffolk will also refine Huawei's cyber security assurance system through communication with customers, partners, employees, and other stakeholders. The GCSO's office will be located in Huawei's headquarters in Shenzhen, China.
Prior to joining Huawei, Suffolk was the Chief Information Officer of the United Kingdom (UK) Government, responsible for the development and implementation of the UK Government's Transformational Government Strategies, the Technology Strategy, and the Information Assurance Strategy. He has also been an adviser to the World Bank High-Level Experts group since 2010 advising governments on how ICT can be used to transform the public service sector and generate economic growth.