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Donald A. Purdy, Jr.

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Chief Security Officer, Huawei Technologies USA

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Q: How long have you been involved with The Open Group?

Since 2013.

Q. What do you do, and how long have you been doing it? 

I am CSO for Huawei Technologies USA where I have worked for over three and a half years.

Q: Why did your organization become a member and what does your involvement look like?  

Huawei became a Platinum member of The Open Group in July of 2015. Before then, Huawei was a Gold member and has been involved in several Forums including Architecture and Open Platform 3.0™. Huawei joined The Open Group Trusted Technology Forum because we are strong supporters of international standards efforts, and we are a technology provider and innovator. We support industry-developed standards, and The Open Group is a very well respected organization.

Q: How has membership in The Open Group benefited you, your organization and the industry at large?

We believe The Open Group has provided an invaluable forum for collaboration and progress toward accepted standards that benefits providers and consumers/users of technology.

Q: What contributions do you hope to bring to The Open Group?

I hope to bring enthusiasm and our company’s technological perspective and insights into the collaborative and standards-developing and adoption process that characterizes The Open Group culture and environment.

Q: Why is it important for other organizations to join The Open Group?

All organizations can benefit from the collaborative, information- and insight-sharing environment, and can be recognized as good, global ICT citizens.

Q: What are your hobbies?

I enjoy spending time with my wife, daughter, family and friends.  I play golf and enjoy movies and limited-run series, particularly involving crimes and mysteries.

Q: What book are you currently reading?

Subliminal:  “How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior,” a lifetime Top 10!

Q.  What social networks do you belong to?

LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter but I am not very active in posting or browsing.

Q: Any last thoughts? 

Simply this:  Yes we can!

 

Bio of Donald (Andy) Purdy

Andy Purdy joined Huawei Technologies USA as Chief Security Officer in July 2012.  Andy oversees Huawei USA's cyber security assurance strategy and system, and supports the global security system adopted by all the company’s business groups and departments.

Immediately before joining Huawei USA, Andy worked as Chief Cybersecurity Strategist for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).  In this role he provided strategic input to the development and implementation of a coordinated, company-wide initiative to address the cybersecurity needs of CSC’s global client base, and worked in national and international venues to influence cyber public policy and awareness. 

Andy is the Huawei global lead for the East-West Institute global cyber initiative and The Open Group Trusted Technology Forum supply chain standard and accreditation program.  He is also a member of the Software and Supply Chain Assurance Working Group, hosted by DoD, DHS, NIST, and GSA.

Andy was a member of the White House staff team that helped to draft the U.S. National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace (2003), and later went to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to help form and launch the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) and the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), where he later served as acting director from 2004-2006, as the then-lead cyber official at DHS and the lead cyber official of the US government.  At DHS, he also served as Co-chair of the National Cyber Response Coordination Group (NCRCG), the principal US interagency group to prepare for and respond to cyber incidents of national significance.  He also served as the DHS representative to the Committee on National Security System (CNSS) that sets policy for the nation’s classified IT networks.

In 2006-2007, overlapping his service in government and the private sector, Andy served on the Defense Science Board Task Force on Mission Impact of Foreign Influence on DOD Software

Before joining the White House staff, Andy served as: Acting General Counsel and, before that, Chief Deputy General Counsel, at the U.S. Sentencing Commission.  Earlier in his career he served as a federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Senior Staff Counsel of the House Select Committee on Assassinations (President John Kennedy), Special Counsel to the U.S. House Ethics Committee, and Counsel to the U.S. Senate Impeachment Trial Committee.  He also served for five years in network television news as an Associate Producer for NBC News magazines, and Producer for the CBS News broadcast NIGHTWATCH with Charlie Rose in Washington, D.C.

Andy is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia Law School.

March 2016