Author: Corinne Reichert / Source: ZDNet
Huawei Australia has announced appointing former Australian National Broadband Network (NBN) and Telecom New Zealand head of security Dr Malcolm Shore as its new cybersecurity officer.
Shore also previously worked as New Zealand’s assistant director of Information Systems in Defence Headquarters, and for the Government Communications Security Bureau overseeing New Zealand’s information security.
While working for the government, Shore aided in the development of New Zealand, Australian, and ASEAN cybersecurity strategies.
Shore also served as technical director for CES Communications and for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Australia, giving him experience in communications encryption, threat intelligence, and cybersecurity testing, Huawei said.
Shore will begin his role at the Chinese networking giant this month.
“Dr Shore is well respected in the information security sector and has a strong understanding of our products and people,” Huawei Australia chair John Lord said.
Huawei’s focus on cybersecurity has seen it advocate that companies respond to the threats being bred by the Internet of Things (IoT) — for which Huawei has been focused on developing solutions — with their own strategies rather than waiting for a top-down government-mandated approach.
“Technology will be on us much quicker than we realise, standards are rapidly being approved, people are already doing early trials, there’s quite a lot of IoT being deployed in small pilots,” John Suffolk, Huawei president of global cybersecurity and privacy, said in August.
“Governments themselves are going to need to rethink policies from a binary view of security and…
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