The National Cyber Security Agency of Qatar (NCSA) has issued Huawei a certificate of compliance under the Qatar Common Criteria scheme (QCCS) at the 'Cyberspace in the State of Qatar: Compliance and Assurance' conference organized by the NCSA. The certification validates Huawei's efforts to build and fully implement an end-to-end cybersecurity assurance and privacy protection system.
The ceremony was held in the presence of Jassim Bin Seif Al Sulaiti, Minister of Transport; Engineer Abdulrahman Bin Ali Al Malki, President of NCSA, Eng. Dana Al Abdullah, Director of National Governance and Assurance Affairs at the National Cyber Security Agency and other industry leaders.
Eng. Dana Al Abdullah, Director of National Governance and Assurance Affairs at the National Cyber Security Agency, said, "With the continuous changes in the cyber security landscape, it is crucial to foster an environment of collaboration to create a safe ecosystem for all. Partnering with global companies such as Huawei will facilitate progress and enhance the governance and assurance needed to create a safe cyberspace".
Liam Zhao, CEO of Huawei Gulf North, said, "Cybersecurity remains Huawei's top priority; we incorporate cybersecurity requirements into all our day-to-day business processes. The Common Criteria certification demonstrates to our partners and customers that security is an integral part of Huawei's digital platform, providing resilient end-to-end network security capabilities that ensure the security of customer data and applications."
"Huawei will continue to engage and work with all stakeholders in an open, transparent, and responsible manner. Together, we can more effectively address cyber security and privacy protection challenges through innovative technology, shared standards, certification, and improved governance. We will continue working hard to enhance cyber security and protect personal privacy while people enjoy the benefits of digital technology. We want to foster a better life for all in the future digital world by offering secure and trustworthy products, solutions, and services where personal data is lawfully used and always protected," Zhao added Common Criteria is an international standard for computer security certification. The framework outlines a process of objective evaluation to validate that a particular product satisfies a defined set of security requirements.
The conference also witnessed a panel discussion on ensuring information security, moderated by Eng. Noura Al-Abdullah of NCSA and panelists including Dr. Ashraf Ismail, National Cyber Security Agency; Mahamat Sakir, CEO of Beam Teknoloji; Kamel Zayan, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Huawei, and Daniele Luzi, Director of Customer Engineering, Google.
Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility where partners, industries and regulators should work together to meet national security requirements and share best practices. Huawei has long worked with organizations like the GSMA, 3GPP, OIC-CERT, and other industry stakeholders to examine emerging cybersecurity risks and promote independent certifications and standards such as the GSMA/3GPP NESAS Security Assurance Specifications and GSMA 5G Cybersecurity Knowledge Base. In addition, Huawei is now driving the adoption of the OIC 5G Security Framework developed by the OIC-CERT 5G Security Working Group to enhance cybersecurity measures proportionate to the risk landscape emerging from digital technology advances.
Further demonstrating its commitment to openness and transparency, Huawei established a global network of Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Transparency Centers. The Transparency Centers provide customers with a platform for security testing and verification, a testing environment for Huawei software and hardware, technical documents, testing tools, and necessary technical support. Last year, Huawei opened the largest Transparency Center in Dongguan, China, joining similar facilities in the UK, Canada, Germany, the UAE, Italy, Belgium, and China.