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Erstwhile government CIO John Suffolk has landed a high-ranking security role at Chinese-giant Huawei. Suffolk, who resigned from the top UK.gov £207,000 Chief Information Officer role late last year, confirmed his new appointment this morning. He will join Huawei as its new global head of cybersecurity on 1 October, having …

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  1. Sir Runcible Spoon Silver badge
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    Sir

    "http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/12/01/huawei_phorm/"

    And so the merry go round spins back to where it started, just with new people on board.

    If Huawei integrate the phorm stuff with their own kit that they're deploying to BT, it isn't really Phorm, is it? It all sounds too plausable and deniable - gotta be true :)

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Eastern Logic ...... in a Comms Passionate Field all of its Own with Huge Phishing Ponds

    Given the present parlous state of the UK, to be touting that one was its CIO and CISO for the last five years is hardly a ringing endorsement to suggest a stellar performance is to be expected. Indeed, there would be everything to suggest quite the opposite. Whatever are Huawei and Mr Ren thinking?

    Good Luck, nevertheless, and don't forget to write.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Facepalm

    Frak me!

    I had the pleasure of working for Mr Suffolk in an previous life. Sell Huawei...

    1. Grass Mud Horse
      Trollface

      me tooo ...

      I had the pleasure of working inside Huawei for a while. Very paranoid^h^h^h^h security conscious, in a clumsy way. But he'll get after lunch naps. And they need someone to check their Chinglish.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    WTF?

    Why o' why?

    Why would they intentionally hire such an incompetent?

    Seriously.

  5. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    @Why o' why

    He may be incompetent but he is a 'jolly good chap', right tie, right school, right clubs, right friends - more acceptable than some johnny foreigner trying to sell you security

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