Huawei opened its largest Global Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Transparency Center in Dongguan, China, with speakers from the GSMA, SUSE, the British Standards Institution, and regulators from the UAE and Indonesia.
Huawei also released its Product Cyber Security Baseline in conjunction with the opening of the new center, marking the first time the company has made its product security baseline structure and management methods public to the whole industry. These steps are part of the company’s broader efforts to collaborate with customers, suppliers, standards bodies, and other industry stakeholders to increase cybersecurity.
“Cyber security is more important than ever,” said Ken Hu, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman, at the opening of the Dongguan center. “As an industry, we need to work together, share best practices, and build our collective capabilities in governance, standards, technology, and verification. We need to give both the general public and regulators a reason to trust in the security of the products and services they use on a daily basis. Together, we can strike the right balance between security and development in an increasingly digital world.”
Industry digitalization and new technologies like 5G and AI have made cyberspace more complex than ever in recent years, exacerbated by the fact that people have been spending more time online during the COVID-19 epidemic. As a result of these shifts, new cybersecurity threats have emerged.To address these concerns, Huawei launched the new Global Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Transparency Center in Dongguan, which serves as a platform for industry players to share cyber governance experience and collaborate on technical solutions. The center’s purpose is to exhibit solutions and share knowledge, as well as to encourage communication and joint invention, as well as to enable security testing and verification. Regulators, third-party testing organizations, and standards groups, as well as Huawei customers, partners, and suppliers will be able to attend.
Organizations such as the GSMA and 3GPP have also been working with industry stakeholders to promote NESAS Security Assurance Specifications and independent certifications in order to promote a uniform approach to cybersecurity in the telecoms industry. These baselines have received widespread industry support and will be critical in the creation and certification of secure networks.
Mats Granryd, Director General of GSMA, spoke at the opening of Huawei’s new center. “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,” he said. “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.”
Huawei also unveiled its Product Cyber Security Baseline at the event, which is the result of more than a decade of product security management experience and incorporates a wide range of external rules, technological standards, and regulatory requirements. The Baseline, together with Huawei’s other governance measures, contributes to the company’s product quality, security, and trustworthiness. Huawei has created over 1,500 networks that connect over three billion people in 170 countries and regions over the years. There has never been a big security breach on any of these networks.
At present, the industry still lacks a standards-based, coordinated approach, especially when it comes to governance, technical capabilities, certification, and collaboration.
You can go here – https://www-file.huawei.com/-/media/corp2020/pdf/trust-center/huawei_product_security_baseline_en.pdf to download the Huawei Product Cyber Security Baseline.