Huawei, global Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Transparency Center opened

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Inaugurated in Dongguan, China, the center intends to help support the development of the sector through knowledge sharing and the formation of alliances

Huawei has inaugurated its largest Global Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Transparency Center in Dongguan, China. On the occasion, the Chinese giant also presented the White Paper Product Cyber Security Baseline for the cybersecurity of products, making available for the first time to the entire sector its framework for product security and management practices.

These initiatives are part of the efforts undertaken by the company to engage customers, suppliers, standards organizations and other stakeholders to jointly strengthen cybersecurity across the industry.

“Cybersecurity is more important than ever,”said Ken Hu, Rotating Chairman of Huawei. “Atthe industry level, we need to work together, share best practices and develop our collective capabilities on governance, standards, technology and verification. We need to give both the general public and regulators a reason to trust the safety of the products and services they use on a daily basis. Together, we can find the right balance between security and development in an increasingly digital world.”

In recent years,digitalization and new technologies such as 5G and AI have made cyberspace more complex than ever,compounded by the fact that people have spent much of their lives online during the Covid-19 pandemic. These trends have led to an increase in new cybersecurity risks. Huawei has opened the new Global Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Transparency Center in Dongguan to address these issues, providing a platform for industry stakeholders to share cyber governance expertise and work together on technical solutions.

The Center is designed to demonstrate solutions and share experiences, facilitate joint communication and innovation, and support safety testing and verification. It will be open to regulators, independent testing bodies and standardization bodies, as well as Huawei customers, partners and suppliers.

During the event Huawei also presented the White Paper Product Cyber Security Baseline,whichwelcomes a decade of experience in product security management and incorporates a wide range of external regulations, technical standards and regulatory requirements. Baseline, along with Huawei’s other governance mechanisms, helps ensure the quality, safety, and reliability of the company’s products.

Over the years, Huawei has built more than 1,500 networks connecting more than three billion people in 170 countries. No major security incidents have ever been reported on any of these networks. “Thisis the first time we’ve shared our security framework with the entire industry, not just major vendors,”said Sean Yang, Director of Huawei’s Global Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Office. “Wewant to invite all stakeholders, including customers, regulators, standardization bodies, technology providers and independent testing bodies, to join us in developing nine cybersecurity guidelines. Together, we can improve product safety across the industry.” At the moment, the industry still lacks a coordinated and standards-based approach, especially when it comes to governance, technical capabilities, certification and collaboration.

“Cybersecurity risk is a shared responsibility: governments, standardization bodies, and technology providers need to work together more to develop a common understanding of cybersecurity challenges. This must be an international effort. We need to set shared goals, align responsibilities and work together to create a trusted digital environment that responds to the challenges of today and tomorrow,”concluded Ken Hu.