Huawei has launched its Cyber Security Transparency Centre in Brussels, with some 200 representatives from regulators, telecom carriers, enterprises, and the media attending.
Emphasizing how trust in cyber security is a major challenge that the world faces in the digital era, Ken Hu, Huawei’s Deputy Chairman said, “Trust needs to be based on facts, facts must be verifiable, and verification must be based on common standards. We believe that this is an effective model to build trust for the digital era.”
Acording to the firm, new developments in All Cloud, intelligence, and software-defined everything are posing unprecedented challenges to the cyber security of ICT infrastructure.
“The lack of consensus on cyber security, technical standards, verification systems, and legislative support further exacerbates these challenges. Safeguarding cyber security is considered to be a responsibility held by all industry players and society as a whole. Growing security risksare significant threats to future digital society,” it said.
To address these challenges, Huawei’s Cyber Security Transparency Centre in Brussels, aims to offer government agencies, technical experts, industry associations, and standards organizations a platform, where they can communicate and collaborate to balance out security and development in the digital era.
Based in Europe, Centre has three major functions.
First, the Centre will showcase Huawei’s end-to-end cyber security practices, from strategies and supply chain to R&D and products and solutions. This will allow visitors to experience cyber security with Huawei’s products and solutions, in areas including 5G, IoT, and cloud.
Second, the Centre will facilitate communication between Huawei and key stakeholders on cyber security strategies and end-to-end cyber security and privacy protection practices. Huawei will work with industry partners to explore and promote the development of security standards and verification mechanisms, to facilitate technological innovation in cyber security across the industry.
Third, the Centre will provide a product security testing and verification platform and related services to Huawei customers.