At the launch of its largest Global cyber security and privacy protection transparency center in Dongguan China. Huawei made a call for Cyber security unity if computer misuse attempts and cyber crimes are to be reduced across the world.
The event was braced by representatives from GSMA, SUSE, the British Standards Institution (BSI), and regulators from the UAE, Indonesia that digested Huawei’s call for a unified approach to cybersecurity based on facts and verification, other than suspicion and misconceptions.
“While we are deepening digitalisation across the world, cybersecurity is becoming more important than ever before
According to research from Cybersecurity Ventures, damages from cybercrime are set to reach US$6-trillion in 2021.”says Dr. Ken Hu, Rotating Chairman, Huawei.
Pointing to the rise of remote work and the increased amount of time people are spending online as a result of the pandemic, he points out the globe is facing deeper cybersecurity challenges than at any other time in its history.
In order to address these challenges, Hu says, a unified, collaborative approach between corporations, nation-states, regulators, and industry bodies is required.
“Cybersecurity is a complex, evolving challenge that requires collaboration,” he says. “In some places there is still a misconception that country of origin affects network security. This is not true and prevents us from taking a unified approach to cybersecurity.”
The new transparency centre, he says, aims to change that and help facilitate collaboration across the ecosystem.
“At Huawei, cybersecurity is our top priority,” he says, pointing out that the company employs more than 3 000 cybersecurity professionals and spends five percent of its R&D budget on cybersecurity.
“The new centre will demonstrate solutions, facilitate communication and joint innovation, and support stakeholders around the world,” he adds.
The event also saw Huawei launch its Product Security Baseline Whitepaper, which represents a further step in its quest for cybersecurity collaboration.
The whitepaper sets out the end-to-end framework which Huawei uses when it develops, tests, and launches products to ensure that they’re as secure as possible.
“The baselines outlined in the whitepaper ensure all Huawei products keep to regulatory standards,” says Sean Yang – Director of Huawei Global Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Office.
In making the baselines public, Huawei hopes to further foster a spirit of collaboration and transparency.
“We want to share knowledge with all stakeholders, to help ensure that end-users are kept secure while having their privacy protected,” he adds.