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Huawei opens global transparency centre in China

By JT - Jun 12,2021 - Last updated at Jun 12,2021

AMMAN — Huawei opened a global cyber security and privacy protection transparency centre in Dongguan, China, with representatives from GSMA, SUSE, the British Standards Institution, and regulators from the UAE and Indonesia speaking at the opening ceremony, according to a company statement.

Along with the opening of the new centre last week, Huawei released its Product Cyber Security Baseline, marking the first time the company has made its product security baseline framework and management practices available to the industry as a whole. 

"Cyber security is more important than ever," said Ken Hu, Huawei's rotating chairman, at the opening of the Dongguan centre. "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."

Over the past few years, industry digitalisation and new technologies like 5G and AI have made cyberspace more complex than ever, compounded by the fact that people have been spending a greater portion of their lives online throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. These trends have led to a rise in new cyber security risks.

During the opening, Mohamed Hamad Al Kuwaiti, head of Cyber Security, UAE, delivered an address on the importance of cyber cooperation for a resilient and vibrant digital future. “A public-private partnership will be critical to build collaboration among private, public and government entities so as to establish a globally trusted digital oasis in the UAE,” he said. 

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