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Huawei hires former U.S. defense contractor official

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July 11, 2012
Cyber Security
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“Huawei Technologies, the world’s second-largest vendor of telecommunications equipment, has hired a former U.S. defense contractor official as its chief security officer as it tries to counter perceptions that the China-based firm is trying to insert its technology into U.S. systems on behalf of Chinese intelligence services.

Donald ‘Andy’ Purdy, the former chief cybersecurity strategist for Falls Church-based CSC, began his new job Tuesday. The move comes as Congress is conducting an investigation into alleged links between Huawei and the Chinese government. “

Source: Huawei hires former U.S. defense contractor official – The Washington Post


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