At an occasion, IT giant Huawei announced the establishment of its largest-ever Cyber Security and Privacy Transparency Center in Dongguan, China. The presence of delegates from GSMA, SUSE, the British Standards Institution, and regulators from the UAE and Indonesia at the inaugural ceremony emphasized the event’s worldwide significance.
In addition to the transparency center, Huawei revealed its Product Cybersecurity Baseline. This is the first time Huawei has made available to the industry its product security baseline framework and management processes. Huawei anticipates that these new services will solve security concerns voiced by global technology companies. It believes that its cybersecurity will assist customers, suppliers, standard organizations, and all stakeholders in working together to boost cybersecurity across China.
Cybersecurity More Important With 5G and AI
“Cybersecurity is more vital than ever,” said Ken Hu, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman, at the center’s opening in Dongguan. “As an industry, we must collaborate, exchange best practices, and strengthen our collective capabilities in governance, standards, technology, and verification. We must provide both the general public and regulators reason to believe in the security of the products and services they rely on every day. In an increasingly digital world, we can strike the correct balance between security and development if we work together.”
Huawei has increased its efforts to improve cybersecurity in recent years. Following the US sanctions and mounting concerns about the vulnerability of its technology, the firm has made significant investments in its security procedures. However, as 5G networks proliferate, cybersecurity becomes more vital than ever.
The worldwide trend is toward industry digitization and cutting-edge technology like 5G and advanced AI. As a result, cyberspace has become more sophisticated than ever before. As smart gadgets expanded following COVID-19, online activities are now more vulnerable to cyber threats than ever before. As technology expands and develops, cybersecurity vulnerabilities increase.
Huawei’s new Global Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Transparency Center will address the industry’s growing cybersecurity concerns. It will provide as a venue for industry players to exchange their experience in cyber governance and collaborate on solutions.
The center will assist stakeholders in demonstrating solutions, sharing experience, and communicating security challenges, as well as assisting in security testing and verification. According to Huawei, the center will be open to regulators, third-party testing groups, and standard groups. In the meantime, Huawei will amuse its customers, partners, and suppliers.
Global organizations such as GSMA and 3GPP have been working with industry stakeholders to promote NESAS Security Assurance Specifications and independent certifications in order to further boost cybersecurity in the telecoms industry. Such baselines have found widespread acceptance in the global telecommunications industry. Huawei believes that collaboration among enterprises will aid in the creation and verification of secure networks.
The GSMA’s Director General, Mats Granryd, was among those present during the launch of Huawei’s new facility. “The delivery of existing and new services in the 5G era will rely significantly on connection supplied by mobile networks and will fundamentally depend on the underlying technology being secure and trusted,” he said. “Initiatives such as the GSMA 5G Cybersecurity Knowledge Base, which is designed to assist stakeholders in understanding and mitigating network risks, and NESAS, an industry-wide security assurance framework, are intended to facilitate improvements in network equipment security levels across the sector.” He went on to say.
In addition to the center, Huawei debuted its Product Cyber Security Baseline for the first time. It is the conclusion of Huawei’s over a decade of product security management experience. A wide range of external norms, technological standards, and regulatory needs are incorporated into the baseline.
Huawei’s Baseline, in conjunction with its governance setups, contributes to the company’s products’ quality, security, and trustworthiness. Huawei has constructed over 1,500 networks that connect over three billion people in 170 countries. According to Huawei, none of these networks have ever had a major security breach.
As part of its “joint effort,” Huawei will share its baseline framework with the entire industry in order to increase trust and security measures on its devices. “This is the first time we’ve shared our security baseline methodology with the entire industry, not just core suppliers,” Sean Yang, Director of Huawei’s Global Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Office, explained. “We would like to engage all stakeholders, including customers, regulators, standards bodies, technology providers, and testing organizations, to participate in the discussion and development of cybersecurity baselines. “By working together, we can consistently improve product security across the industry,” he added.
When it comes to governance, technical credentials, certification, and industry collaboration, Huawei believes there is a lack of a standards-based, coordinated approach.
In his introductory remarks, Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman/Rotating Chairman of Huawei Technologies Co., proclaimed, “Cybersecurity risk is a shared responsibility.” “Governments, standards groups, and technology companies must collaborate to build a uniform understanding of cybersecurity challenges,” he added. This has to be a global effort. To develop a trustworthy digital environment that meets today’s and tomorrow’s challenges, we must create agreed goals, align duties, and collaborate.”
Huawei is the world’s largest maker of telecommunications equipment, with products and services offered in 170 countries. The Chinese company is also a prominent actor in the global development of fifth-generation cellular technology.
Huawei’s recent expenditures in the Cyber Security and Privacy Transparency Center, as well as the dissemination of the baseline framework, will assist to strengthen its confidence among customers worldwide and preserve its position in the telecommunications equipment market.
Huawei has also released HarmonyOS 2, a cross-device operating system that combines functions across devices in its super device ecosystem. Creating all-encompassing security centers will demonstrate the company’s commitment to customer data privacy while also improving its public image.