Huawei unveils biggest security, privacy protection centre in China

Huawei has opened its largest Global Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Transparency Center in Dongguan, China, as the company pushes for industry-wide capability building, knowledge sharing, and tighter coalitions.

Additionally, 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.

“As an industry, we need to work together, share best practices, and build our collective capabilities in governance, standards, technology, and verification,” said Ken Hu, Huawei’s chairman. “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.”

The newly opened centre in Dongguan is intended to address these issues, providing a platform for industry stakeholders to share expertise in cyber governance and work on technical solutions together. 

The centre is designed to demonstrate solutions and share experience, facilitate communication and joint innovation, and support security testing and verification. It will be open to regulators, independent third-party testing organisations, and standards organisations, as well as Huawei customers, partners, and suppliers. 

Further, Huawei’s release of its Product Cyber Security Baseline, described as the culmination of over a decade of experience in product security management, incorporating a broad range of external regulations, technical standards, and regulatory requirements.

“This is the first time we’ve shared our security baseline framework with the entire industry, not just core suppliers,” said Sean Yang, director of Huawei’s global cybersecurity and privacy protection office. 

“We want to invite all stakeholders, including customers, regulators, standards organizations, technology providers, and testing organisations, to join us in discussing and working on cyber security baselines,” said Yang.

He said the industry still lacks a standards-based, coordinated approach, especially when it comes to governance, technical capabilities, certification, and collaboration.

“Governments, standards organizations, and technology providers need to work closer together to develop a unified understanding of cyber security challenges,” said Hu. “We need to set shared goals, align responsibilities, and work together to build a trustworthy digital environment that meets the challenges of today and tomorrow.”