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Huawei’s largest cybersecurity, privacy protection transparency centre launched

Chinese telecom giant launched its “largest” Global Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Transparency Center in South China’s Dongguan Wednesday.

“Over the past few years, industry digitalisation and new technologies like 5G and AI have made cyberspace more complex than ever, compounded by the fact that people have been spending a greater portion of their lives online throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. These trends have led to a rise in new cybersecurity risks,” Huawei’s Rotating Chairman Ken Hu said at the opening ceremony.

Huawei’s Global Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Transparency Center is designed to demonstrate solutions and share experience, facilitate communication and joint innovation, and support security testing and verification.

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It will be open to regulators, independent third-party testing organisations, and standards organisations, as well as Huawei customers, partners, and suppliers.

To further a unified approach to cybersecurity in the telecoms industry, organisations like GSMA and 3GPP have also been working with industry stakeholders to promote NESAS Security Assurance Specifications and independent certifications.

Mats Granryd, director general of GSMA, said: “The delivery of existing and new services in the 5G era will rely heavily on the connectivity provided by mobile networks and will fundamentally depend on the underlying technology being secure and trusted.”

“Initiatives such as the GSMA 5G Cybersecurity Knowledge Base, designed to help stakeholders understand and mitigate network risks, and NESAS, an industry-wide security assurance framework, are designed to facilitate improvements in network equipment security levels across the sector.”

At the event, Huawei also released its Product Cyber Security Baseline, the culmination of over a decade of experience in product security management, incorporating a broad range of external regulations, technical standards, and regulatory requirements.

“This is the first time we’ve shared our security baseline framework with the entire industry, not just core suppliers,” said Sean Yang, director of Huawei’s Global Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Office. “We want to invite all stakeholders, including customers, regulators, standards organizations, technology providers, and testing organisations, to join us in discussing and working on cybersecurity baselines.”

Source: United News of Bangladesh