With the imminent arrival of the 5G network to much of the world, new security practices and protocols are under development to guarantee secure connections. With this in mind, Huawei has inaugurated its largest Cybersecurity Transparency and Privacy Protection Center in Dongguan, China, where they open to partners and organizations the processes of creating their solutions in terms of digital protection.
This is the second center of this type that is opened by the company where, in addition to making known how its security solutions are created, it also opens to exchange proposals to achieve a better result in favor of the protection of users.
We started with the idea of opening these centers to show our solutions and have a technological exchange link not only with clients but also with regulatory entities so that we lend our ears and hands to the development of technology to achieve the best standards and strengthen trust in the use of the devices, commented Martín Portillo, Huawei's cybersecurity director for Mexico.
In addition, the technology developed around cybersecurity within these centers can be applied not only in devices and networks within the Huawei ecosystem but there will also be the possibility of customization and openness so that other organizations and companies can use it.
This possibility depends on the solutions and the needs of the organizations. Technology has its touch of personalization since they are a platform built with open protocols and international standards. Clearly, they could also be used for other technologies of a different brand whose manufacture relies on these protocols, added the manager.
What is done at the Center?
An example of the research and solutions worked by Huawei within these centers is the integration of new protocols designed with considerable attention to fifth-generation connections and networks, that is, 5G. Especially the work of protection techniques under two protocols that, with the arrival of this new network, will be widely listened to: the Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme ( NESAS ) and the Security Assurance Specifications ( SCAS ).
Before we had systems that gave a fixed identifier to our telephones and at the moment of initiating communication, certain codes were exchanged to connect to the network with that same identifier. These protocols have changed because we know that there may be some vulnerabilities in the air, now we have a temporary identifier that changes at the time of connection to have greater protection, added Portillo.
Similarly, these types of work and cooperation centers serve Huawei not only to show what they are creating but also to get help from other industry players to achieve increasingly higher standards and levels of protection.
We make available to the main players in the industry, including regulators or ministries, the possibility of accessing our cybersecurity processes in a transparent way. Thus, together with the industry, we have increased our protection capabilities because the important thing is to keep moving forward and stay one step ahead of possible threats, added Cesar Funes, vice president of institutional relations for Huawei Latin America.
Finally, this effort by Huawei adds to its intention to continue generating trust among users not only of their devices but also of technology in general, since they believe that this is a fundamental piece for any company within this industry, such as declares Martín Portillo.
It is a matter of trust on the part of society. If you do not have that priority marked in your organization, the impact you can have by losing the trust that took you years to generate within your business environment is immediate. Of course, apart from the other risks such as cyberattacks and information theft, concluded Funes.