Brussels centre opens
Huawei Cyber Security Transparency Centre
Huawei opened a landmark transparency centre in Brussels on 5 March, to engage EU institutions and technical experts on cyber security issues.
Over 200 representatives from regulators, telecom carriers, enterprises and the media attended the event. Representatives from the European Union, the GSMA and the World Economic Forum spoke at the opening ceremony.
The Huawei Cyber Security Transparency Centre, located at 9 Rue Guimard in Brussels, will offer government agencies, technical experts, industry associations and standards organisations, as well as Huawei partners and customers, a platform where they can communicate and collaborate to balance out security and development in the digital age.
Trust in cyber security is a major challenge that the world faces in the digital era. Mr Ken Hu, Huawei's Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEO, said at the opening. "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 for building trust for the digital era."
Rotating CEO Ken Hu met EU
Andrus Ansip on 4 March to
discuss cyber security
5G and the opening of the Huawei Cyber Security Transparency Centre in Brussels.
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.
Secondly, 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.
Thirdly, the Centre will provide a product security testing and verification platform and related services to Huawei customers.
New developments in All Cloud, Artificial Intelligence and software-defined everything are posing unprecedented challenges to the cyber security of ICT infrastructure. A lack of consensus on cyber security, technical standards, verification systems and legislative support further exacerbates these challenges.