The second day of the international M360 EURASIA was held in
Baku, Azerbaijan on May 17. This international event brought
together regional and international experts active in the mobile
and digital space to discuss key trends, opportunities, and
challenges in the industry.
The key part of the second day was the CSO media Roundtable
Discussion that was hosted in parallel, where like-minded
Cybersecurity thought leaders across Middle East and Central Asia
gathered to discuss the latest telecom cybersecurity trends,
innovations, and contribute methods to tackle the associated
threats among industry actors together. The open discussion, which
was held under the theme of “Build more secure and resilient
telecom networks to efficiently support the future digital
economy”, aimed at aligning strategic priorities for the region,
deepening engagement and steering collaborative efforts in the
industry to advance collective action for cyber stability in the
As telecommunication has become an integral part of modern
society and is recognized as a critical infrastructure industry
(CII), it has also become more vulnerable to cyber threats. Given
the importance of telecom cybersecurity, it is essential to discuss
cybersecurity topics with telecom stakeholders to promote the
development and optimization of telecom cybersecurity.
This is what the CSO Roundtable Discussion exactly did –
provided an opportunity to wider cover the topic and tackle the
arising problems. As such, this CSO Round Table Discussion gave an
excellent opportunity for networking, learning and connecting with
a regional community dedicated to innovation in cybersecurity.
Dr. Tural Mammadov, Director of the Azerbaijan Computer
Emergency Response Center (CERT), was joined in the panel by Dr.
Mohammad Khaled, Director of Business Development and Strategic
projects at e& enterprise, Dr. Haitham Hilal Al Hajri, Senior
Executive of Cyber Security Projects at Oman National CERT, Dr.
Elvin Balajanov, Chairman of the Board of the Azerbaijan
Cybersecurity Organization Association and Dr. Aloysius Cheang,
Chief Security Officer at Huawei Middle East & Central Asia.
Each of the roundtable’s speakers touched on the crucial topics
of contemporary threats and shared their insights and opinion on
tackling the arising problems and cybersecurity threats. They all
highlighted the importance of collaborations among network
operators and their partners, suppliers and customers in protecting
telecom cybersecurity, and how regulators could promote local
telecom industry’s cybersecurity development.
Taking on an open, transparent and sincere attitude, Huawei, the
event’s industry sponsor, is willing to work with all governments,
customers and partners through various channels to jointly cope
with cyber security threats and challenges from cyber security.
“We need to consider how to meet the increasingly strict
compliance requirements of regulators on the one hand and how to
provide secure and trustworthy products and services that fulfill
our commitments to customers on the other. We must also embrace a
defense-in-depth approach to provide better security, ensure
business continuity, resiliency, improve efficiency and customer
experience while always protecting user privacy,” Dr. Aloysius
Cheang said in this regard.
Meanwhile, Huawei has been proactively involved in the telecom
cyber security standardization activities led by GSMA ITU-T, 3GPP,
and IETF etc., and has joined security organizations such
asOIC-CERT, FIRST and partnered with mainstream security companies
to ensure the cyber security of its customers and promote the
healthy development of industries.
Moreover, it is worth noting that consideringthe importance of
cyber security, Huawei’s main strategy is establishing and
constantly optimizing an end-to-end cyber security assurance
system. To establish an effective cybersecurity system, it is
necessary to consider various factors such as corporate policies,
organizational structure, business processes, technology, and
standard practices. As a company, Huawei has taken an active
approach to addressing cybersecurity challenges. Huawei is
committed to ensuring cybersecurity, and, as the company noted,
Huawei’s commitment to cybersecurity will always take precedence
over commercial interests.
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